14 – Year – old shot dead

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Dead: Ryan Persaud
Dead: Ryan Persaud

Fourteen – year – old Patentia Secondary School Student Ryan Persaud of lot 11, Vive – La – Force, West Bank Demerara, located aback of Wales was this afternoon killed by a stray bullet.

According to a reliable source, the stray bullet said to be from a high powered rifle, struck the child in his upper right back as he was walking on the public road. He managed to walk a short distance but collapsed on the bridge located a few yards away from his home.

iNews was further informed that the stray bullet is believed to have come from the Friendship area, East Bank Demerara.

Debra Persaud, the child’s mother; speaking through a family friend, said sometime last week a similar incident occurred where a stray bullet from the said area pierced the Persauds’ home. A report was made to the police and an investigation was launched.

Today, the shooting continued resulting in the death of the teen.   A team of police ranks have since been deployed to the Friendship area to conduct an investigation.

Ryan, the second of four boys leaves to mourn his mother Debra, father Vishnu and siblings Andy, Andy and Matthew. [Nakasia Logan]

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