Man found in bathroom with two gunshot wounds
A 46-year-old man was found shortly after 12:00 hrs yesterday in his bathroom with two gunshot wounds to his abdomen.
Kenneth Melville, a licenced firearm holder of Lot 30 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital and was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for surgery.
He is now in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). His sister, Carlotta Melville, told Kaieteur News that she is unsure whether the injuries were self-inflicted because she spoke to him a few minutes before he was shot and he sounded “positive.”
“He told me that he going and sleep because he did not sleep well last night and I ask him if he drink and he said he did not take even a shot.”
She said that Kenneth, who is a gold miner, was staying with their sister, Jean Melville and her son at her home in Tuschen.
The woman claimed that two days ago, her sister purchased a car for the 46-year-old man so that he could “work out here instead of going in there because he getting malaria too frequently.”
Carlotta explained that Jean left to go in the interior and her other sister, Margaret, would “make checks on them (Jean’s son and Kenneth) frequently.
“My sister from Parika went and asked him if he going church and he said he don’t feel like going, so she took my nephew to church.”
Kaieteur News understands after the two returned from church, they found the injured man.
Carlotta said that her brother is not suicidal but if he shot himself, she is positive that he did it because he was stressed out over a female.
The sister explained that Kenneth, who is the father of six, “pick up some woman and she don’t want to take leff.”