Man scales fences after being shot in the back
A 29-year-old man from Fourth Street, Alexander Village, is nursing a gunshot wound to his lower back after what police suspect was a drug related shooting early yesterday morning.
Lokeswar Jagnandan was rushed to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital around 07:45 hours after he was shot by a man with whom he is familiar. The man escaped and has not yet been apprehended.
According to reports, Jagnandan was at home when he heard someone calling at his gate.
He went outside to investigate and exchanged brief words with the caller.
Investigations revealed that Lokeswar Jagnandan responded to a call for him from two men at his gate. As he went outside, one of the men pulled out a handgun and discharged a round at him and both men escaped.
A source told this newspaper that immediately upon coming face to face with the caller, Jagnandan was told not to move.
However, when he realised that the man had a gun, he made a desperate attempt to run away but was shot in the back as he fled.
The source said that Jagnandan scaled several fences and ended up at his uncle’s residence on Mandela Avenue where he was rescued.
Relatives, including his wife Mona, could not say what prompted the shooting.
Jagnandan’s wife claimed that he recognised his attacker, although he had partly covered his face with a white hap.
Police were informed and searched the scene of the shooting for any spent shells but did not find any.
The condition of the self employed Jagnandan, a father of two, is listed as stable.