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Two friends shot in St Joseph attack
Two men remain hospitalised after being wounded during a shooting in St Joseph on Wednesday. Police said around 9.45 pm, Richard Pinto, 27, and Naldo Yates, 24, both of Maracas/St Joseph, were walking towards Pinto’s Longden Street home when they were accosted by three gunmen. Police said the men shot them several times before running away. St Joseph Police took the two friends to hospital where they remained warded in a stable condition up to yesterday.
Police said the shooting was not Pinto’s first, he having been also shot near his home in December 2011. In another incident, a 28-year-old man was stabbed with a broken bottle during an altercation with three homeless men in East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, yesterday. Police said shortly after midday, Garnett Stapleton, also of Maracas/St Joseph, was walking along Piccadilly Greens when he became embroiled in an argument with three homeless men.
During the argument, one of the men picked up an empty beer bottle and broke it on Stapleton’s head before stabbing him in the back. The men then ran away. Stapleton was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he was treated and warded. His wounds were not deemed life-threatening. Police had not arrested the suspects up to late yesterday. Investigations are continuing.
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