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Woman killed, 3 injured in Arima shooting

A shooting in Arima on Monday has claimed the life of a 36-year-old woman and injured three of her friends.

Around 1.45 am on Monday, Elizabeth Watson, of Upper Hoyte Avenue, Maturita, Arima, was liming with friends at a house at Punette Avenue, Pinto Road, Arima, when they were suddenly approached by two men dressed in black.

The suspects opened fire on the group before running away through a track. 

Watson was hit several times and was pronounced dead shortly after being rushed to hospital.

Tamika Abraham, 27, and her 25-year-old neighbour, Andu Wellington, both of Punette Avenue, Pinto Road, were also shot several times, while 19-year-old Wallerfield resident Shaquille Hazel was shot in his back and foot. 

They are warded in a stable condition.

Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators collected 21 spent 9 mm shells on the scene of the shooting.