The little community of Kartabu in the Cuyuni River was plunged into shock yesterday
following a murder suicide involving a young couple.
Police say 22-year-old Terry Alexander shot his 19-year-old girlfriend Glenda McCurdy and then turned the gun on himself. The incident occurred around 15:00 hours.
Police in a statement said that the couple who shared a relationship was engaged in a heated argument during which Alexander pulled out a gun and shot McCurdy.
The woman received a gunshot wound to her chest, while Alexander shot himself in the head.
The two bodies were found on a lonely road about 20 feet from each other.
There are reports that the woman’s mother was also injured when she tried to intervene.
The police received reports of the shooting and deployed ranks to the area, but up to late last night they had not returned to Bartica with the bodies.
While details of the incident are sketchy, Kaieteur News understands that the shooting stemmed from McCurdy severing ties with Alexander and starting a relationship with another man.
There are reports that the two were to be married but the young woman abruptly ended the relationship.
Police say that a .22 pistol was recovered and investigations are continuing.
Meanwhile, police in the interior recovered another illegal weapon, this time at Arangoy also in the Cuyuni.
Police said that on Sunday its ranks recovered an unlicenced .38 revolver with two rounds at Arangoy, Cuyuni.
According to the police a man who was armed with the firearm was involved in an argument with another man during which he pulled it out to confront his rival.
He was, however, disarmed and the firearm handed over to the police.
The man is in police custody and charges will be laid shortly.
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