Two shot under mysterious circumstances
A security guard was among two persons who were shot under mysterious circumstances on Saturday night and early yesterday.
The guard, 35-year-old Chad Layne of South Ruimveldt, was wounded in the left arm after being attacked in Tacuba Street, East La Penitence.
The other man, identified as Sherwin Joseph, was shot in the right leg near the Sheriff Street seawall. Both men have been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Joseph told Kaieteur News that he was walking with a woman on the sea wall at around 22:00 hrs on Saturday when he noticed two young men sitting nearby.
He said that he walked past them and was surprised to see the same men, about an hour later, walk past him and his companion about three times.
“After they passed, they jump down and ask us what we doing so late out here and I ask him ‘who is you to ask’ and one of them identified himself as a police officer and I said I am a police officer also, and then he asked me where I stationed, but my friend started to laugh and tell them that I am not a police,” Joseph claimed.
Joseph said that the men told them that robberies often occur at the seawall. According to Joseph, the men also claimed that they are patrolling the area to prevent robberies.
“He pretended to talk on the phone to find out if there is any police vehicle available and then ended the call and pulled out his gun and hold my friend while his friend braced me and searched me.”
Joseph claimed that the one who was unarmed burst his gold chain. He allegedly scuffled with his attacker and that was when the other man shot him.
“My friend was screaming all the time and like they see people coming and they run away but they didn’t get the chain,” the 22-year-old said. He was subsequently taken to the GPHC.
Meanwhile, the security guard, Chad Layne from South Ruimveldt, claimed he and another man were standing at a corner at the back of the East La Penitence Police Station at around 02:30 hrs yesterday when someone approached him and started “shining a bright light in my face.” “I couldn’t see was who so I walk away and every time I turn back he still shining the light.”
Layne, who claimed that he is on a week’s sick leave, said that he bent to pick up a stone to defend himself when the other man fired two shots, one of which hit him on his left arm. Police were informed of the shootings but have made no arrests.