Police have launched an investigation after a sex worker of Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD) filed a complaint that a man from his community discharged a loaded gun in his direction.
The incident reportedly occurred on Tuesday at around 18:00h as the victim was walking to a nearby shop.
The suspect, a 34-year-old welder, allegedly started to hurl derogatory remarks towards the sex worker.
In response, the victim said he gesticulated his arm, showing the suspect “to get”.
“This apparently angered the suspect who ran out of his yard with a silver-coloured object suspected to be a firearm and the complainant took out his cellphone and started to video the suspect as he threatened and assaulted him. During that time, a loud explosion was heard which was suspected to be a gunshot,” police said in a statement.
The victim got away unharmed and went to Providence Police Station where he reported the matter. Police made contact with the suspect and arrested him, a search was carried out on his person and home but the suspected firearm was not found.
It was observed that the suspect had two scratches about his neck and left side jaw which he claimed were inflicted by the complainant.
He was taken for medical treatment to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was later sent away in the custody of the police assisting with the investigation.