Mystery surrounds shooting of taxi driver, either by bandits or Corporal

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A taxi driver was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital on Sunday morning, following an alleged shootout between a Police Corporal and two suspected bandits at the La Penitence Market.

Kennette Hoyte, 49, of Perry Street, Tucville, Greater Georgetown who operates his taxi during the Sunday market day, was soliciting passengers when he was shot.

It is not clear if Hoyte was shot by the Policeman or the bandits, but, according to reports, the Corporal was placed under close arrest and his weapon was lodged at the Station.

It was reported that two suspected bandits allegedly snatched a gold chain from the Police Corporal who was also at the market.

After the men allegedly grabbed the gold chain, the Police Corporal who was later identified as Morris Williams whipped out his service revolver and discharged two rounds at the men.

In retaliation, the men allegedly dropped the gold chain and returned fire. It was during the exchange of gunfire that Hoyte was reportedly shot.

The two bandits reportedly made good their escape on a pedal cycle.

The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted.

Hoyte however, reportedly narrated a different recollection of what transpired to the Police. In his account he was allegedly shot by the Corporal who accused him of theft.

The Police are continuing their investigations into the matter.

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