Police are hunting two bandits who on Sunday evening shot a 44-year-old woman in an attempt to steal her motor car.
Jewel Gibson, of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, is presently nursing a gunshot wound at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Based on information received, Gibson, a Librarian attached to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was returning home from an outing with a friend when she was allegedly trailed by bandits driving a white car.
As she turned into the driveway at her residence around 22:00hrs, the men- one of whom was armed- reportedly ambushed her.
The suspects, holding Gibson at gunpoint, demanded that she turn over her cellular phone, house keys and the Toyota Premio she was driving. After she complied with their orders, the armed bandit reportedly fired one gun shot to the woman’s stomach.
A tenant who resided at the same residence as the victim recalled hearing a “popping sound” followed by Gibson’s screams of agony.
The eyewitness told police that upon inspecting, she saw a man leaning on to Gibson’s motor vehicle and immediately informed her husband.
Two concerned residents reportedly ran to Gibson’s assistance, prompting the perpetrators to flea the scene without stealing her vehicle. The took however, the keys to her building, car and her cellphone.
Gibson was rushed to the GPHC and underwent surgery.
Investigations are ongoing.