Police “A” Division Commander, Clifton Hicken moments ago told INews that the man was arrested this morning after police searched everywhere for him yesterday and couldn’t find him. He was found at a location earlier today and he is assisting with the investigations into the matter. “He’s not a suspect yet, he is just being questioned,” Hicken told INews via telephone.
Singh’s body was riddled with bullets and he died instantly, while Hussain was shot to his neck and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
It was reported that the two men were at a “cockfight” at Humphrey Street, Friendship, which ended in a draw. Soon after the fight, Singh left and was reportedly walking towards the public road as Hussain drove out of the street.
Less than two meters before the public road, Singh stopped Hussain to chat and it was during this time that two armed and masked men emerged from the southern side of the street and opened fire in Singh’s direction, but one bullet strayed and struck Hussain.
The gunmen allegedly stood over Singh, after he had fallen to the ground and riddled his body with bullets. They then escaped in a waiting motor car.
At the time of the shooting, Hussain’s brother, nephew and two friends were in the car. After they realized that the final-year University of Guyana pharmacy student was shot to the neck, his [Hussain’s] brother took over the wheel and drove to the Georgetown Public Hospital, but it was too late. He succumbed shortly after. (Ramona Luthi)