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Shooting victims still critical

Monday, August 13, 2018

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Police are calling for witnesses to come forward with information about Saturday’s shooting at Hashtag Lounge in San Fernando in which a pensioner was killed and four others wounded.

Up to late yesterday, John Charles, 23, and John Mark Ashford, 27, of Bayshore, Marabella, were in critical condition at the San Fernando General Hospital. Another victim, Anthony Mitchell, 32, was in stable condition, while Elon Chatterpaul, 25, has been discharged from hospital. Investigators found 35 spent shells at the scene leading them to believe there were multiple shootings outside the establishment on Cipero Street, San Fernando.

Charles and Ashford were shot in the chest and back, while Mitchell, was shot in the leg and Chatterpaul was grazed by a bullet.

An autopsy is to be done on the body of Stephen Pope, 65, who was killed by a stray bullet as he watched the commotion from the front porch of his home.

Officers are reviewing CCTV footage to piece together the sequence of events which led to the shoot-out at around 5 am on Saturday. Eyewitnesses can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-TIPS.


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