Police in Berbice are investigating the shooting of a salesman on Sunday evening at his home located at Portuguese Quarters in Port Mourant, Corentyne. The injured man has been identified as Safraz Bacchus, 31.
Reports are that at about 20:00 hrs at least two men attempted to open a trap door leading to Bacchus’ home but were unsuccessful. After not being able to gain access, a shot was fired in his direction.
At the time, Bacchus was preparing his children’s clothes for school. Reports are that the man initially thought it was the pressing iron that had exploded but soon after noticed a hand holding a firearm through a space in the trap door. Two other shots were fired, one of which struck Bacchus on his leg.
Bacchus is currently a patient at the New Amsterdam Hospital.