Bystander shot during drunken brawl at gas station – Police hunting suspect

Ranks of the Guyana Police Force are making stringent efforts to apprehend a male suspect, who indiscriminately discharged several rounds from a handgun, in the vicinity of a popular gas station located on the East Coast of Demerara.
The Police Force, in a statement, said a group of persons were in the vicinity of the said gas station imbibing when an argument between the suspect and a so far unidentified male erupted. The argument escalated into a scuffle and the suspect drew a firearm and discharged several rounds, one of which struck Shanis Persaud, a bystander, to his left hand, after which the suspect made good his escape in a motor car.
The victim was rushed to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital where he was treated and admitted in a stable condition. Investigators have retrieved five (5) spent shells from the scene and investigations are in progress.


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