Patron in nightspot shooting succumbs
One of the two men who were shot at the Cornbread Bar on D’urban Street, Werk-en-Rust
last Monday, succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Wednesday morning last.
Glen Xavier, who was shot under his left arm and in the left side of his chest, had been placed on life support.
His friend, Irving John, 48, who was shot in the lower abdomen, is in the hospital’s High Dependency Unit .
Reports are that Xavier, 32, of Harlem, West Coast Demerara, and John, of St. Cuthbert Mission, were drinking near the entrance of the popular nightspot when two men on a motorcycle stopped outside the premises.
One of the men, who brandished a handgun, entered the establishment and pointed the firearm at John and Xavier, and demanded their money.
An eyewitness claimed that after the gunman pointed the gun at the victims and demanded money, they (victims) hesitated. This angered the bandit, causing him to “shoot at both victims.”
“After he shoot at dem, he stand up watching dem lit bit, then they pick up they bag and wallet and walk out to the road.” A source said that the victims were carrying a large sum of money.