Albouystown gunman shot twice

first_imgAn Albouystown, Georgetown resident is now nursing two gunshot wounds at a city hospital after he was shot by another man, whom he had allegedly attempted to shoot near the La Penitence Market, Georgetown on Saturday.The injured man has been identified only as a resident of Albouystown, Georgetown.Reports are that about 13:00h on Saturday, the Albouystown resident, along with two other men, exited a motorcar in the vicinity of the La Penitence Market, with each of them armed with a handgun, and opened fire at another man who was walking along the public road. However, the shots fired missed the man as he immediately ran away from the shooters.According to a vendor, she saw the man, who was running away from the gunmen, whip out a handgun and return fire.“I was selling my fruits and I did not know what really was happening because I was attending to four customers. But when I hear the noise and then realise it was shooting, I duck and run to hide and when I look back, then I saw the man who was running shooting back at them. He did not get shot but they (the trio) had tried shooting him first,” the vendor said.Another fruit vendor told this publication that she was not sure how many men were pursuing the man that was running for his life. However, she noted that when one of the trio received the gunshot wounds, the other two men stopped firing and tried to assist him.“That is when the man who shot him two times got to escape. After he managed to shoot one of the men and that man went down to the ground, the man’s friends eventually stop chasing that one and shooting at him. We don’t know any of them but the one who was walking on this road usually passes here,” the vendor related.The vendors in the area where the shooting occurred told Guyana Times that the incident occurred in the spur of the moment and so they were unable to record the licence plate number of the motorcar that the trio had exited.“Well, when you realise bullets flying, you don’t stand up and watch before you get shoot. I run behind my stall and duck and hide on the ground. Bullets don’t really fly down but they fly straight and fly upwards so I didn’t see what happened after the shootout started,” one man stated.Meanwhile, up to press time, no arrests were made in relation to this matter which occurred in close range with the Ruimveldt Police Station, Georgetown.Attempts to contact the Commander, Marlon Chapman, and Deputy Commander Rishi Das of Region Four’s Policing sub-division of Georgetown on this incident proved futile.last_img read more