Gunshots fired at T&T newspaper building

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Journalists employed with a weekly newspaper here stayed away from their jobs on Wednesday after gunshots were fired at the building on the outskirts of the capital, the paper’s editor Irene Medina has said.
Medina said the unidentified gunman had fired at least three shots at the TNT Mirror newspaper building in Curepe on Tuesday ‘as we were in the process of closing the paper for the day.
“Everybody was confused, who could this be, why would anybody want to shoot at us,” she said, adding that the police found a slug embedded in the guard’s booth “which suggest that the Mirror was the target of the shooter”.
Medina, a veteran journalist, said that the staff remains baffled at the shooting and management would now have to consider upgrading security.
“It has left us shaken, members of staff are concerned about their safety,” she said, adding “we just did not want to dismiss it as a random thing”.
She confirmed that members of staff stayed away from work on Wednesday and is unsure whether they would be coming out for the rest of the week. But she said the paper would be published this weekend.

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