Paul Samaroo, 32, of Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara, a watch vendor who was shot by bandits in his yard on December 16, 2010, succumbed yesterday in the wee hours of the morning at the High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
According to reports, the father of three who operated just outside the Vendors’ Arcade on Water Street, had finished working and was in a bus heading home. Upon disembarking from the bus and entering his yard he was confronted by two bandits who attacked and shot him at the gate just before 22:00 hours.
According to an eyewitness, the bandits appeared to have been waiting for Samaroo to come home, since as soon as he exited the bus, they ran towards him and shot him before relieving him of his jewellery.
The bullet struck Samaroo on his right arm, fracturing a bone before entering his right side abdomen.
A relative had previously told this newspaper that an eyewitness tried to alert Samaroo about the attack.
“He see the two men running coming and he shout out, but like as soon as Paul turn around, dem men shoot. “The two men were already running up the road and nobody bothered chasing after them because we were too busy making sure Paul was alright,” the relative said.
Realising that he was wounded, Samaroo took no chances and hurriedly handed over the jewellery he was wearing.
The two bandits then fled towards the back of the village and disappeared in the darkness.
The matter was reported to the police at the Sparendaam Station and an investigation was launched. No one has so far been arrested.
Relatives of the deceased disclosed that they are following the investigations of the police and are adamant that the perpetrators be brought to justice.
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