Woman shot and killed at birthday party in Arima; 5 others wounded

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Woman shot and killed at birthday party in Arima; 5 others wounded

A birthday celebration in Arima turned tragic on Monday night after a 41-year old woman was shot and killed.

The victim has been identified as Candace Griffith of Nelson Street.

Police said five other persons were injured during the melee.

Reports state that about 10.30pm, the victims were celebrating at a birthday party at Temple Street, Arima, when three gunmen jumped a nearby wall and started shooting at the crowd. The killers then ran off.

The injured included a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the left leg, a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the right foot, a 38-year-old man who was shot in the right arm, a 41-year-old woman who was shot in the head and a man who was shot in the right side of his waist.

Police said the incident was gang related.

Griffith died at the Arima Health Facility.

Police recovered 18, 9mm spent shells, 1 with the markings “TTR,” five 7.62 spent shells, two projectiles and seven metal fragments.

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