[UPDATED] Enterprise mom killed, daughter critical after home ambush

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A woman was shot dead and her daughter wounded on Thursday morning as they were about to leave their Dass Trace Branch Extension home in Enterprise, Chaguanas.

Police said the incident happened around 6 am, as Alana Mohammed, 38, was about to take her 13-year-old daughter to school at Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College.

The report said a man wearing a white shirt confronted her and shot her several times. The child, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was shot in the back.

Mohammed tried to evade the shooter but ran into a post on the western side of the road. Police found the car with the engine running and the gear in reverse, with Mohammed in the driver’s seat.

The car had bullet holes in the front windscreen, the right-side windows, back windscreen and right side.

Police said Mohammed’s husband was asleep when the shooting happened. Neighbours woke him after hearing the gunfire, and he he found his wife and daughter.

Her and another man took the wounded child to the Chaguanas Health Facility. She was later transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, where she is warded in critical condition.

Police said 12 nine-millimetre calibre spent casings were found at the scene.

Homicide Bureau Region Three led by Sgt Elvin is investigating. They are yet to determine a motive for the killing.

This story was originally published with the title "Enterprise woman shot dead, daughter, 13, wounded" and has been adjusted to include additional details. See original post below.

A woman was shot dead and her daughter wounded on Thursday morning as they were about to leave their Dass Trace Branch Extension home in Enterprise, Chaguanas.

Police said the incident happened around 6 am, when the men approached Alana Mohammed, 38, and shot her. Mohammed’s 13-year-old daughter was shot in the back.

The housewife was about to take her daughter to school, while the other members of the family slept.

Police said the relatives were awakened by the loud shots and found Mohammed slumped in the car.

The wounded child was taken to the Chaguanas health facility.

Police said 12 spent shells were found at the scene.

Homicide Bureau Region Three is investigating.

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