Shot Peter’s Hall businessman still critical
Forty-eight year-old, Deewan Roshan, the Peter’s Hall businessman who was shot last Saturday evening by armed bandits, still remains in a critical condition at the Georgetown Hospital, in the Intensive Care Unit.
The injured man, who cannot breathe on his own, has a number of tubes from various apparatus attached to him. But relatives who were at the hospital yesterday were still optimistic that he would pull through.
“We have faith in God, plus we know for a fact that Deewan is strong and would not give up like that, although doctors have given him a fifty-fifty chance of survival”.
Meanwhile, police sources have told Kaieteur News that they are working feverishly to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Police believe that the suspects belong to a gang, which has committed similar robberies in the area, further noting that the gang apparently operates out of a neighbouring village.
Bandits shot the businessman in the abdomen on Saturday evening at his Peter’s Hall grocery shop, before fleeing with an undisclosed sum of money.
Roshan reportedly had his licensed firearm at the time of the robbery, but was unable to get off a single shot.
According to reports, a single gunshot was heard at Roshan’s store and three men in dark clothing were seen running from the premises.
A female neighbour, who was at the hospital, had told Kaieteur News that around 6:30 pm, there was a single gunshot. Nearby residents rushed over to Roshan’s residence, but it took some time for them to open the front gate, since he had already closed his business.
However, the neighbour added that it was customary for the businessman to leave the side door open until he was ready for bed.
Neighbours recalled entering the house and seeing Roshan lying in a pool of blood.
The woman said that Roshan told her that after the bandits demanded money; he threw a bread stand on them. (Latoya Giles)