Three shot, one army rank stabbed
-as football match gets violent
Several persons including a Guyana Defence Force rank were injured after two separate attacks outside of a football match at the National Cultural Centre, on Friday night.
Army boxer Mark Pierre, 31, of Albouys Street, Albouystown was stabbed several times about the body. His condition is said to be critical while he remains a patient in the High Dependency Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Pierre’s sister, Roberta Walcott, told Kaieteur News that information about the incident is sketchy. According to Walcott her brother while at the football match followed a friend to the toilet. The woman said she was told that Pierre got into an argument with some boys who were standing at the toilet.
“I heard he was involved in the argument with the boys and they left and return with the knife and stabbed him in his belly,” Walcott said. Her brother was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he underwent surgery.
Meanwhile, former football player, Oriley Small, 28, of lot 6 Ketley Street Charlestown was also shot three times at the football match. According to relatives, Small was shot in the mouth, neck and shoulder.
His mother Petal Small yesterday told Kaieteur News that it was a nephew who called her some time after 23:00hrs and broke the news to her. The woman told Kaieteur News that she was told that her son was standing with some friends at a football match when the incident happened.
“All I hear is that he was standing with his friends and somebody walk up from behind and open fire at him,” Small told Kaieteur News. He was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital where doctors immediately prepared him for surgery.
Two of the three bullets were removed. Riley is said to be resting in the Intensive Care Unit where his condition is said to be stable. His mother said that she could not say what might have triggered the incident, since she was not aware of any problem that her son might have had with anyone.
Stabroek Market businessman, Lawrence Wayne, was also shot twice. According to reports he was standing with Oriley Small when he was shot. He is presently a patient at the Balwant Singh Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit.
The police in a press statement said that the incident happened around 23:00hrs on Friday. According to the police, a man armed with a firearm discharged several rounds at Oriley Small, who was among a crowd of persons at a football competition at the National Cultural Centre tarmac.
The police said that Small was hit to his chest, face and right leg, while Shondell Benn, 30, of Melanie Damishana, ECD, was hit in her abdomen and left arm.
It added that Lawrence Wayne, 34, of Lamaha Gardens, Georgetown, was struck to his abdomen. The perpetrator managed to escape.