A 14-year-old form 3 student of Coryal High School was shot and killed by gunmen while playing football with friends at KP Lands Valencia Savannah on Saturday. Another man is warded at hospital fighting for his life.
Kiel Paul was shot in the chest and legs while attempting to run from the armed men. He died at the scene.
He was to celebrate his 15th birthday in April.
According to reports Paul was playing football just a stone's throw away from his home when armed men dressed in black, emerged from a silver hatchback vehicle and began shooting in the savannah.
The players ran in different directions to escape. Guardian Media understands that Paul was trapped in the cricket nets and was attempting to run through a narrow space, but was cornered and fired upon several times. He fell to the ground and died immediately.
A 26-year-old man who was also shot was taken to Sangre Grande Hospital where he is warded in the ICU.