By Kristen Macklingam
Police have intensified the search for a man who allegedly shot 18-year-old Kevin Batson during an argument which they had over a brush cutter and a spray can.
A second suspect is also being pursued after it was alleged that he assisted the perpetrator in riding away from the scene of the crime after the shooting had taken place.
Batson was shot to the right side of his chest around 20:00hrs Monday night in the vicinity of the Kuru Kururu Squatting Area on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.
Police ‘A’ Division Commander, Clifton Hicken, told INews today that law enforcement officials are yet to apprehend the two suspects but are presently conducting an operation aimed at capturing the suspects shortly.
He stated that searches at the previous locations which police ranks had visited to nab the duo proved futile but that investigators have received some information as to their whereabouts and are presently en route to that area.
Reports are that during the row between the 25-year-old alleged shooter and Batson, the suspect is said to have whipped out a gun and fired rounds in the direction of Batson. The 18-year-old was hit to his chest.
INews was told that the second suspect then rode away from the scene with the alleged assailant and both have not been seen since.
Batson was assisted by persons in the area who heard the gunshots and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was hospitalised. He is said to be in a stable condition and recovering from the gunshot wound(s).