Teenage girl one of 2 shot in Cunupia

The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Police at a crime scene. -File photo

A teenage girl was shot in the foot by a gunman who stormed her yard and began shooting at her. A 21-year-old man was also shot multiple times.

At around 3.30 pm on June 15, Tianne Malone, 19, and Tyrese Howard, 21, were liming outside their home at Sampson Street, Cunupia.

A man with a gun got out of a Nissan Tiida car, pointed the gun at them and began shooting.

Malone and Howard tried to run to safety.

Malone ran into the house, where she began to feel a burning sensation in her right foot and saw she was bleeding.

Howard ran to the back of the house but the gunman continued chasing him. Howard fell and the gunman shot at him several more times before escaping.

Relatives took the two  to the Chaguanas Health Facility. Howard was transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, where he remains warded in stable condition.

Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to contact the nearest police station or Crimestoppers at 800-TIPS.