Unicomer (Trinidad) Limited has expressed sadness by the incident that occurred at their Courts Megastore Car Park on Sunday, where two siblings were shot and killed, and three others injured by an off duty police officer.
Based on preliminary information received from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the off-duty police officer was engaged in a private financial transaction at the Courts Megastore carpark. The transaction between the officer and the five (5) individuals facilitating the ‘transaction’, escalated into a physical altercation. The individuals were unaware that the off-duty police officer was armed.
Immediately following the incident, the authorities and emergency services were contacted, and the Courts Megastore location was closed. All staff were directed to contact our Employee Assistance Programme to facilitate counselling services, following the traumatic occurrence.
Unicomer (Trinidad) said it takes security and safety as a high priority for their staff and customers.
They reiterated that their car park serves as a space for customers to park their vehicles, while visiting our stores and they should not be used for any private financial/ business transactions.
Unicomer (Trinidad) Ltd said this incident, while isolated in nature, will be taken seriously by their security team. All efforts would be made to ensure that the shopping experience for all during the festive season remains as safe as possible.