Reports indicate that the incident took place at around 8:00 am at the Caldrac Sports Bar in Couva.
Our partners at Looptt.com quote sources as saying that four armed men entered the business place and announced a hold-up.
They proceeded to point their firearms at persons in the bar, demanding that their cash and valuables be handed over.
However, when one of the men pointed a gun at the 49-year-old proprietor of the business, he was confronted by 40-year-old Anisha Ali.
It was during this confrontation that the weapon was discharged and the 40-year-old was shot in the face.
She died instantly.
Police believe that the shooting was accidental as the assailants then fled the scene without taking any valuables.
The police were notified and a team of officers from the Central Division visited the scene.