A playful fight between two friends ended deadly for one of them when he lost his life after being ‘accidentally’ shot to his abdomen by his friend.
INews understands that around 15:00h yesterday Nafasie Edghill, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was at the Mon Repos village, East Coast Demerara (ECD) when the incident took place.
The 39-year-old man became involved in a playful scuffle with his friend who is a licensed firearm holder.
Reports are that the now dead man’s friend had the firearm in his hand at the time of the good-natured wrestling when a round was discharged.
The bullet struck Edghill to his abdomen and he was rushed to the hospital for emergency medical attention.
However, he succumbed while receiving treatment at a private medical facility.
Meanwhile, his friend who is a licensed firearm holder, along with two other men who were in his company at the time of the ‘accidental shooting’ has been arrested.
They are said to be assisting police ranks with the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Edghill.