By Kristen Macklingam
Shock waves rippled through the mining town of Linden in Region 10 today after news spread like wildfire that a local Pastor and well-known mini-bus driver, Elvin Lorrimer, succumbed to wounds he received after being shot late last night at the Linden-Georgetown mini-bus park in the capital city.
INews understands that the man who hails from Carter Street, Kara Kara, Linden died in the wee hours of this morning while receiving emergency medical treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for gunshot wounds.
Commander of Police ‘A’ Division, Clifton Hicken, earlier today stated that the 53-year-old Pastor/mini-bus driver was filling his vehicle with passengers for a trip heading back to his hometown when the shooting took place.
He stated that two armed men on a motorcycle rode up and stopped alongside Lorrimer’s mini-bus and reports are that one of the two perpetrators whipped out his firearm and shot Lorrimer multiple times to his upper body.
The duo quickly made good their escape on their motorcycle as persons in the area who heard the gunshots began reacting as they realised that Lorrimer’s body was riddled with bullet wounds and was on the ground.
Although he was rushed to the GPHC immediately with hopes that his life could be saved, despite the efforts of the doctors on duty, the man died shortly before 01:00 hrs this morning.
According to Commander Hicken, the investigators of his Division are “working on a theory” and cannot disclose any further information at this point in time.
He told INews that the police are following all leads and have information which may soon lead to the capture of the two armed men.