Ruimveldt resident survives another execution attempt
A Riverview, Ruimveldt resident, survived a gun attack last night and is now nursing a gunshot wound to the upper thigh.
Reagan Rodrigues 34, called ‘Grey Boy’, told this newspaper he was driving along the Ruimveldt Public Road when a heavily tinted vehicle pulled up alongside him.
Rodrigues said that the men, whom he recognized, opened fire on him. He was struck in the leg and his car veered off the road to perch precariously above a trench in the vicinity.
Rodrigues was involved in another drive by shooting several months at a popular hangout spot in the Ruimveldt area. He escaped unhurt on that occasion. Last night Rodrigues told Kaieteur News that it was the same men who attempted to kill him earlier in the year.
From all appearances, it was a miracle that Rodrigues escaped without life threatening injuries. Rodrigues told this publication that the men stuck the barrel out of the window of their car. “They do it suh because they didn’t want no spent shells leave at the scene,” Rodrigues told this newspaper.
Several minutes after the incident, the police arrived at the scene, but the injured man was skeptical about leaving with them. He was eventually taken to the hospital by a senior rank who arrived at the scene. The injured Rodrigues said he felt safe in that officer’s custody.
Rodrigues has been fingered in a number of armed robberies within the past 10 years. He was held for illegal possession of arms and ammunition and armed robberies, one of which cost him 10 years in prison.
He feels that he is being targeted like so many others in recent times.