A 16-year-old female of Recht door Zee, Canal #1, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was shot on Sunday night around 20:30hrs on the West Minister Access Road, WBD, by an identifiable male who was armed with a handgun.
Police in a statement said their investigations have revealed that the victim, her parents and a 17-year-old female friend were returning home after attending church when they were confronted by the suspect who allegedly placed the gun to the friend’s neck and commanded everyone not to move.
However, the victim reportedly stood in front of the friend and in the process the suspect discharged a round which struck her in the upper right shoulder.
The suspect immediately fled the scene in a vehicle which was parked a short distance away.
The 16-year-old was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, treated and transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where she was admitted in a stable condition.
Investigations are ongoing.