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JENSEN LA VENDE
Residents of both George and
Nelson Streets in East Port-of-
Spain last evening blocked off
parts of the roads in protest of the
shooting of two of their neigh-
bours who were unarmed and
shot by police. According to the
residents the incident happened
just after 6 pm.
According to one eyewitness who
was sitting with Andy Gorkin, 50
and others "just breezing" when
they saw a police vehicle drive
down George Street. George Street
traffic heads in a south to north
direction. She said the officers came
out and ran through the nearby
buildings before she heard a gun-
The woman said she saw both
Gorkin and 23-year-old Josianne
Ingess bleeding from gunshot
wounds to their arms.
The witness said Gorkin was
holding her 18-month-old son in
his arms when he was shot. She
said about an hour after the inci-
dent she was still "feeling like I
deaf" and was in shock. She added
that after she heard the gunshot
she grabbed her child and hid
behind a wall.
The two injured people were
taken to hospital and the residents,
demanding justice, set fire to an
old refrigerator and other debris
on both roads. While the fire
blazed, young children were seen
and heard chanting: "We don t
want no peace, we would burn
down the police jeep." The residents
were more incensed because Ingess,
they said, had just done her nails
as yesterday was her birthday.
Attempts to get a comment from
the police up to press time yester-
day was unsuccessful.
Last evening s protest came on
the heels of an earlier protest at
Bagatelle, in Diego Martin following
the fatal police shooting of Nigel
Long on Tuesday.
Long, 35, also known as Car-
wash, was killed on Tuesday night
by a police officer of the Western
Division, after he allegedly attempt-
ed to shoot the officer. The resi-
dents disputed the police claim and
said Long was unarmed.
Residents said they became more
incensed after they saw the officer
who fired the fatal shot on the scene
of the incident.
"They harassing us for the past
two nights now. They interfering
with us and if we react, they arrest-
ing us. Look this morning these
officers came down on us and
arrested two men who were
protesting. They come and rough
up other men in the area as well,"
one resident said. The resident said
they would not let this killing be
swept under the rug.
Assistant Commissioner of Police
Stephen Ramsubhag visited the
scene yesterday to re-assure the
residents that the investigation
would be transparent.
An autopsy performed on Thurs-
day by pathologist Dr Valery
Alexandrov showed Long was shot
four times thrice to the chest and
once in the right hand. Investiga-
tions are continuing.
A former police constable is now
warded in a critical condition at
the Port-of-Spain General Hospital
after being shot yesterday.
Around 1 am, residents of Nelson
Street, Port-of-Spain, heard gun-
shots and found Marlon King with
bullet injuries to his chest and
King, 31, who resigned in Febru-
ary, lives at Santa Rosa Heights,
Arima. The police and emergency
health services were notified and
King was taken to hospital.
Investigations are continuing.
National Security Minister Gary
Griffith yesterday said that foreign
assistance have been sought to help
catch the killer/killers of Special
State Prosecutor Dana Seetahal.
Griffith made the comment while
speaking with the media following
the passing out parade of Coast
Guard and Air Guard recruits at the
site of the Military Museum,
high but the
fact is law
job and there
is some input
cies as well. I
don t want to
make any further statement on it
but I can assure you that anything
that can be done is being done.
"What I ask is for the public to
have confidence in the law enforce-
ment agencies they are doing their
work and getting support from
international agencies if and when
necessary. I am confident we would
get to the bottom of this," Griffith
According to police reports, See-
tahal was shot dead on May 4 along
Hamilton after she left the Ma Pau
casino car park on French Street,
Port-of-Spain, on her way to her
One Woodbrook Place apartment.
According to her autopsy report
Seetahal was shot twice in the right
side of her head, twice in the right
forearm and once in the chest. She
died on the scene. (JL)
A police officer warns protesting residents of Bagatelle, Diego Martin, yesterday. PHOTOS: MICHEAL BRUCE
after gun attack
More heat in Bagatelle over police shooting
Police detain one of the protesters at Bagatelle, Diego Martin,
Two wounded in
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