TRINIDAD-Three shot and killed during gun battle with police

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Three people, including a 14-year-old girl secondary school student, were shot and killed as police said they came under gunfire in western Trinidad on Friday night.

“An exchange of gunfire resulted in three persons being fatally wounded. The injured police officer is currently being treated” the police said in a statement late on Friday night.

They said they were attempting to arrest a suspect in Carenage, west of here, on an outstanding warrant, when one of the men associated with the suspect, drew a firearm and shot a police officer.

“An exchange of gunfire resulted in three persons being fatally wounded,” the statement said, adding that police officers and members of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment “are maintaining a heavy presence in the Carenage District”.’

Those killed have been identified as 14-year-old Naomi Nelson, a student of the Mucurapo West Secondary School and a member of the Western Division Police Youth Club, Keron “Frosty” Eve, 30, and Kareem Roberts Baldwin.

The police said that six other people, including the police officer, were injured as a result of the shootout.

The police said the investigations into the matter “remain active”. They did not say whether the man with the outstanding warrant had been detained.

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