City businessman killed in alleged robbery

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The proprietor of a popular Durban Street, Georgetown restaurant was on Thursday afternoon fatally shot during the course of an alleged robbery outside a hotel in Kitty, Georgetown.

Dead is 64-year-old Godfrey Scipio, called “Saga”.

Dead: Godfrey Scipio

This publication was told that “Saga” was swiftly rushed to a private city hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

According to information received, Scipio was leaving the hotel where his car was parked when he was accosted by a lone gunman on a motorcycle.

This publication was told that Scipio was then robbed and shot.

At the private city hospital, undertakers were taking Scipio’s body to the mortuary. It was at this point that relatives positively identified their loved one which spurred sporadic outbursts of screams, with nephews and nieces shouting and questioning “why” he was killed.

Inews was informed that the dead man’s son arrived in Guyana earlier on Thursday to visit his parents.

Speaking to this publication, a relative expressed confusion over what occurred, saying that they were trying to gather information on the shooting.

However, this is not the first time that Scipio was shot. In April 2011, he was injured during a shootout at Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown when four armed men had discharged rounds.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his killing.

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