A hunting trip in the Moruga Forest turned tragic yesterday when
a businessman was shot with a trapgun while chasing an agouti.
Bryan Kissoon, 28, of Gulf View, La Romaine, had been hunting
with four friends at the Edward Trace Forest around 9 am when
their dogs picked up the scent of an agouti.
Police said while chasing after the agouti. Police said Kissoon
accidentally stepped on a trapgun. He was shot on his left ankle.
Kissoons friends brought him out of the forest He was rushed
to the San Fernando General hospital where he remained warded
in a stable condition at Ward 8 up to late yesterday.
This has been the second trapgun shooting to have occurred in
the Moruga Forest.
On November 19, Lerry Dominic, 46, of Figaro Trace, Moruga, died
after being shot in the left knee by a trapgun.
Police said Dominic and a group hunters had been chasing an agouti
in a forested area off Philip Trace, Moruga. He stepped on a trapgun
while crossing a river. He died while undergoing surgery at hospital.
Police have since issued a warning to hunters to exercise caution
while hunting in the Moruga Forest an area where marijuana
cultivation has increased.