Doctors at the Georgetown Hospital were up to late last night battling to save the life of a 69-year old mini bus driver who received three bullets during a brutal beating by bandits who apparently tried to rob him.
Lincoln Bristol of 273 A Field, Sophia was shot twice in his abdomen and once on his right knee.
He also lost a piece of his right ear which was bitten off by one of the bandits and sustained a gaping wound to his left eye which could be permanently damaged, while putting up a fierce struggle with the bandits.
Details of the incident were sketchy last evening but this newspaper understands that the men relieved Bristol of cash and other valuables before hurriedly fleeing the scene and before anyone could confront them or come to Bristol’s assistance.
Kaieteur News understands that Bristol was attacked in his yard just as soon as he parked the mini bus that was operating.
According to a source, Bristol told hospital staff that he had just emerged from the mini bus when two men pounced on him.
“Dey shoot me. Dey shoot me,” he cried, slipping in and out of consciousness as he was wheeled from the x-ray room at the Georgetown Hospital. Hospital sources said that he is likely to remain hospitalized for a while.
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