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Ongoing gun battles in East Port-of-
Spain claimed another casualty on Satur-
day afternoon, this time a 7-year-old boy
who was playing near his home.
According to police reports, Abhola Buckin
was playing between building 58 and 60 at
around 5 pm on Saturday when neighbours
reportedly heard gunshots. After the shooting
stopped, the child and two other had been
shot. The boy was shot in the left hand.
Vanessa Solomon, of Champ Fleurs, who
was in a taxi heading south along Nelson
Street was shot along with Clyde Mattion
who was in a car behind her. Mattion lives
at Laventille Road. Solomon was shot in
the right shoulder and Mattion was shot in
the left hand.
All three were taken to the Port of Spain
General Hospital where they were listed in
a stable condition up to yesterday.
In an unrelated incident, two police offi-
cers attached to the Freeport Police Station
were injured in a high speed chase along
the Solomon Hochoy Highway. At around
11 am yesterday officers of the Highway
Patrol noticed a stolen grey Nissan B-13
heading north along the highway.
The occupants of the stolen vehicle
attempted to escape and collided with the
officers vehicle. The chase ended near Grand
Bazaar. The officers, who were not seriously
injured, were taken to the Eric Williams
Medical Complex, treated and discharged.
All three suspects were arrested.
In another incident, Southern Division
officers are searching for five men who shot
a man in San Fernando after robbing him
of $13,000 in cash and a gold chain.
At around 2 pm on Saturday, Elvis Matiste
was standing near St James Street, San Fer-
nando, when a car with the five men pulled
up and announced a hold up. The men beat
Matiste and took his valuables before shoot-
ing him on the left hand.
Investigations are continuing into all three
Police yesterday detained a
suspect in the stabbing death
of Penal father of six Knolly
Hudlin who was killed at his
home on Carnival Tuesday,
metres away from the police
A funeral service for Hudlin,
62, will be held at 11 am today
at Belgroves Funeral Home, Cof-
fee Street, San Fernando.
His alleged killer was held at
around 4 am at a house in
Hudlin, 62, was stabbed to
death around 2.30 pm last
Tuesday by a close male relative
who had breached a protection
Relatives claimed for three
hours before the stabbing they
were calling the Penal police
station for help after the suspect
went to Hudlin s home.
They turned up at the home
only after Hudlin had been
Investigations are continu-
factories in fire
Penal brothers Premraj and Himraj Sinanan
suffered an estimated $3 million in losses when
fire destroyed their woodworking factories and
family home on Friday night.
Yesterday Premraj, who sustained burns to his
forehead and both hands when he tried to salvage
belongings from the fire at Latchoos Road, was
too traumatised to talk when the T&T Guardian
visited the family. He was released from the San
Fernando General Hospital yesterday after being
treated for burns and high blood pressure.
His brother Himraj, 50, became emotional as
he pleaded for help from Prime Minister Kamla
Persad-Bissessar. He said the family lost everything
in the blaze.
He said what made the situation worse is that
he was moving his operations from the home next
"I was supposed to move out next week. This
was my last week, I was doing a kitchen piece
for $60,000. Now that burn down and I have to
pay back the people for that," he lamented.
Himraj said for the past 12 years he and his
brother had been operating separate woodworking
factories at their home. He said 13 workers are
now on the breadline.
He said he had gone to the movies Friday when
a friend called to tell him the factory was on fire.
"When I come there was nothing I could do.
I could not save anything. I had industrial machin-
ery in there, it is expensive. I had compressors
too," he lamented.
His cousin Mitranath Lallaram, 52, who lives
next door, said he was at home at around 10 pm
when he heard shouting.
"All of a sudden when I came outside I see fire
blazing. We tried to put out the fire, the neighbours
came and help but we could not save anything.
My house start to catch up too and all the windows
break from the heat," Lallaram said.
The cause of the fire is still to be determined.
Boy, 7, shot in gunfight
Penal murder suspect held
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