MP for the area, Adrian Leonce.

Member of Parliament for Laventille East/Morvant, Adrian Leonce is today saying that people in so called hot spot communities must stand up and help law enforcement officials with what they know.

He says that as a father himself he cannot imagine the pain the parents of 15-year Joshua Andrews must be feeling at present.

However speaking on CNC3 this morning, the MP said that it is up to the people to effect the change that will see a reduction in criminal activities like the one that occurred yesterday.

He said that one of the major issues facing the community is the presence of gangs in the area.