A 36 year old Woman Municipal police officer is warded in a stable condition at hospital, after she was shot accidentally and wounded by one of her colleagues.
The incident took place just before 6pm on Saturday, when MWPC Jaistri Singh and other officers of the San Juan/Laventille Municipal Corporation Police returned to the San Juan Police Station to lodge their firearms.
Police said the officers were at the designated clearing pit area of the San Juan Police Station, clearing their firearms, when a single gunshot was heard.
Officers in the charge room quickly responded and observed WPC Singh bleeding from a wound to the left shin.
One of her colleagues admitted that he was clearing his pistol in the clearing bin when one round of ammunition was accidentally discharged and struck Singh.
The officer was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for treatment where she was taken into the operating theatre.