Second victim of St Ann’s bar shooting dies

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Second victim of St Ann’s bar shooting dies

Two men are now dead following a shooting at a bar in St Ann’s on Saturday night.

Fifty-year-old Franz Lavine died at the scene of the shooting at 69 Sports Bar and Grill in St Anns while a second victim, identified as Hayden Etienne, 44, of St Ann’s Road died later at hospital.

Reports state Lavine, of Sandale Avenue, Diego Martin, and Etienne were among a group of men gathered near the bar shortly after 5 pm on Saturday when gunmen emerged from a black Nissan X-trail and opened fire on them.

The men tried to run for cover but Lavine, a security guard, was killed on the spot. Etienne was among three others who were hit. He was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he died around 7 pm while undergoing treatment.

Police said only one of the other two people who had been shot had gone to the hospital for treatment up to yesterday afternoon.

One of the suspects has since been arrested.

Officers from the Homicide Bureau, led by Sgt Seecharan, received a tip about one of the suspects and went to Tilbury Place in East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, where they arrested a 29-year-old man.