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The state­ment urged peo­ple to avoid the Pic­cadil­ly Street route, favoured by many dri­vers leav­ing Port-of-Spain to head East.

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The state­ment read, “We are ob­lig­at­ed to write this se­cu­ri­ty ad­vi­so­ry to you fol­low­ing sev­er­al re­ports of open gun bat­tle be­tween ri­vals/gangs who seem to live on both sides of Pic­cadil­ly Street al­so known as “East Dry Riv­er”.

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It con­tin­ued, “We wish to strong­ly sug­gest that you and your per­son­nel NOT use this route at all from the re­ceipt of this mes­sage un­til we have rea­son to be­lieve that the ex­change of gun­fire across the route has end­ed.”

The re­lease claimed the re­ports of the shoot­ing were “re­cent”.

When con­tact­ed by Guardian Me­dia at noon yes­ter­day, DO­MA pres­i­dent Gre­go­ry Aboud con­firmed that his or­gan­i­sa­tion sent out the re­lease.

How­ev­er, both the Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Stu­art Young and the Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith said they had no such re­ports.

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At Thurs­day’s post-Cab­i­net Press Brief­ing, Min­ster Young said no re­port was brought for­ward by the po­lice of such an in­ci­dent

The Besson Street po­lice in par­tic­u­lar, who are the ju­ris­dic­tion for that area, has said that there is no open gang war­fare tak­ing place in those ar­eas and I will again leave the po­lice ser­vice to pro­vide us with fur­ther par­tic­u­lars on it,” said the Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter

Grif­fith said, “The TTPS is aware that this area has had in­ci­dents in the re­cent past, how­ev­er in­tel­li­gence agen­cies have not re­ceived any re­ports or video footage to con­firm what is sug­gest­ed in the ad­vi­so­ry.”

He urged the pub­lic to heed se­cu­ri­ty ad­vi­sories from rel­e­vant agen­cies “such as the Min­istry of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty and the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice” and ad­vised there was “no need to cause anx­i­ety among the pop­u­la­tion or to stig­ma­tise any area”

The Po­lice Ser­vice lat­er is­sued a state­ment re­in­forc­ing its case that there was no pend­ing threat

There had been no re­ports of open gun bat­tles in the Pic­cadil­ly area. The TTPS is aware that this area has had in­ci­dents in the re­cent past, how­ev­er in­tel­li­gence agen­cies have not re­ceived any re­ports or video footage to con­firm what is sug­gest­ed in the ad­vi­so­ry,” the state­ment said.

It said that the Po­lice Ser­vice had been in­ten­si­fy­ing both overt and covert pa­trols to pre­vent and man­age sit­u­a­tions of crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ty.