A 60-year-old man of Petit Café, Indian Walk, was called out of his prayer room and shot at close range on Wednesday night.
Lindsay Matiste, a farmer, reportedly had emergency surgery at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) for gunshot wounds to the right side of his chest and left back. He is still warded.
Matiste’s daughter Akeela, 33, of the same address, told the police around 8.45 pm on Wednesday she was at home when she heard someone call out to her father, “Ras” and “Daddy.”
Her father walked out to meet the individual.
She saw someone dressed in a dark-coloured hat and black hoodie.
The person reportedly pointed a gun at Matiste, shot him in the chest and then ran off in a southerly direction to the Petit Café Main Road.
Akeela rushed to her father’s side and tried to help. Police were contacted, and first responders PCs Gilbert and Balgobin took him to the Princes Town District Health Facility.
He was later transferred to the SFGH for surgery.
PC Mohess and CID officers, along with CSI PC Madhoo, processed the scene and found a 9mm spent shell.
Investigators said they have no known motive for the shooting as yet.
PC Mohess is continuing enquiries.