The Housing Development Corporation has launched an investigation after shots were fired at its employees yesterday as they tried to evict a tenant from one of HDC’s units in Tarodale Gardens, San Fernando.
“It has been reported to the HDC that a tenant who was previously evicted for arrears on Thursday, October 12, re-entered the property and was informed today, Thursday, that he was in breach of the Trespassing Act, and would be allowed to vacate the premises,” the HDC said in a statement.
When ordered to vacate the premises for the second time, the tenant hurled threats at the HDC employees, with shots being later fired in their direction. Thankfully, there were no injuries.
One person was arrested for using obscene language.
“The HDC vehemently rebukes such actions at its developments and will continue to provide affordable housing solutions to low and middle-income families who rely on the state for assistance and intervention,” it said.
HDC will assess the property to determine if it suffered any structural damage.
“Tenants who are evicted from HDC developments are advised to refrain from trespassing,” the Corporation said.