An East Ruimveldt resident is presently in a serious condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), after being shot thrice about his body by a licensed firearm holder about 02:00 hrs this morning at the Wings and Things Bar, located at Mandela Avenue.
Investigations revealed that the victim, Martin Bovell, aka ‘John Corbie’, 48 years, a seaman of 374 East Ruimveldt was outside the Bar when an argument ensued between him and the suspect, over the victim resting his beer bottle on the suspect’s car trunk. It was alleged that after the argument, the suspect went into the bar and was followed by the victim who allegedly discharged a round from a handgun in his direction and he (suspect) immediately drew his licensed handgun and discharged three rounds at the victim hitting him in the region of his chest and abdomen.
The victim was rushed to the hospital by patrons at the bar and is currently undergoing surgery. Police said the suspect has since been taken into custody and his firearm lodged. Four spent shells were retrieved at the scene. Investigations are in progress.