A 56-year-old Laventille man defended himself by throwing a bottle at a man who tried to shoot him early on Sunday morning.
Police said the man was lying on a couch in the living room of a house in Prizgar Lands, Laventille, at around 2.50 am, when a man walked through the front door and pointed a gun at him.
He threw a glass bottle at the gunman who shot at him.
The gunman ran away through a nearby track.
No one was wounded.
Police from the Besson Street CID and crime scene investigators from the Port of Spain Division visited the scene.