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Fruit vendor shot at Chaguanas mini mart

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A fruit vendor died today at hospital after he was shot outside Laura & Joey’s mini mart around 10 pm yesterday in Chaguanas.

Cyril De Leon, a resident of Enterprise, Chaguanas, was approached by an gunman who was dressed in dark clothing. Several shots were fired before the gunman escaped on a bicycle in a southerly direction along School Street, Enterprise.

The incident left 63-year-old De Leon with multiple gunshot wounds about the body. He was rushed to the Chaguanas District Health Facility for emergency treatment and was later transfered to the Eric Williams Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, where he died. 

Police officers including members of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Chaguanas Division Task Force visited the scene.

Investigations continue.