The attacks against prison officers continued tonight, as gunmen opened fire on the home of a female prison officer in El Dorado, Tunapuna, injuring a police officer who runs a parlour on the property.
Reports indicate the woman was at home with her father and other relatives around 7.30 pm when a car with unknown occupants pulled up outside and they began shooting.
The small shop located to the front of the property at Clementy Street, El Dorado, is rented by a police officer, who drew his licensed pistol and returned fire, forcing the men to flee. Reports indicated that the police officer was injured in the hand and was subsequently treated at hospital.
In an emotional voice note moments after the shooting, someone purporting to be the female prison officer cried as she said, "This is real."
Immediately after the shooting, as news of the incident spread, other prison officers quickly rushed to the scene to console their colleague.
Police also arrived and cordoned off the area, as they searched for the gunmen, who were also reported to have been injured by the officer during the exchange of gunfire.
This incident follows Monday's killing of prison officer Nigel Jones in Siparia and last Friday's murder of Trevor Serrette in Valencia.