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TSTT vice-chairman shot

BANDITS shot the vice-chairman of Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) on Monday night, after they tried unsuccessfully to carjack him in Barataria.

Police said around 11 p.m., Ravi Ratiram, 34, and his female friend were sitting in his car in front her Seventh Street, Barataria home when two bandits approached his Mazda 3 car. One of them pointed a gun at the couple and another tried to open the door.

Ratiram, who has had stints as a temporary senator, started the car and drove off. One of the bandits fired off a single round, grazing Ratiram on his stomach.

Ratiram, who is the cousin of attorney Kevin Ratiram, eventually drove to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope, where he was treated. He remained in stable condition at the facility up to last night.

A female relative who answered his cellular phone last evening confirmed the incident. She noted that "he is okay, he is resting right now".

Barataria CID officers are continuing investigations.

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