A teen was on Thursday evening killed after a gun he was carrying accidentally went off at a farming camp at Canje Creek, Berbice. The shooting occurred at about 18:30 hrs.
Dead is Handel Daniels, 17, of Caracas Village, West Canje, Berbice.
According to reports the teenager was in the company of others but left to use the washroom and as he made his way down the farming camp, the steps collapsed. From reports, the young man was carrying a gun and it went off, hitting him once to the abdomen.
When contacted, Police ‘B’ Division Commander Ian Amsterdam confirmed the fatal shooting while noting that a team of investigators was sent to investigate.
He revealed that after the teen was shot, he was picked up with the intention of seeking medical attention at the New Amsterdam Hospital but was first treated at Baracara Health Centre. The teen reportedly succumbed on his way to New Amsterdam.
The Police are continuing their investigations.