An alleged bandit was on Thursday afternoon shot to the abdomen during a scuffle with a Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD), businessman in an attempted robbery.
Based on reports received, the businessman, Lloyd Thomas, the owner of Blue Mountain Night Spot at Grant Sand Road, Soesdyke, EBD had just returned home and he was about to park his car when the armed man confronted him.
Thomas reportedly put up a fight during which a single gunshot was fired. Soon after, the alleged bandit started to bleed. The firearm was subsequently retrieved by the Police who were summoned to the scene.
The injured man was picked up and taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was treated. His condition is unknown.
A source told this publication that Thomas went to purchase some items to complete construction works that were ongoing at his home and as such, the construction workers reportedly witnessed the shooting incident but remained tight lipped when the Police arrived at the scene.
Investigations are ongoing.