Update: Businesswoman was about to open store when she was attacked by gunman

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Nelia Singh, 42, was about to open her store at the Harbour Bridge Mall when she was attacked by a lone gunman.

The businesswoman lying on the ground after the attack.

Singh, a businesswoman of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) is the owner of the Best Value Pawn Shop located at the Harbour Bridge Mall.

On Wednesday at around 10:05hrs, she was about to open the store when she was approached by a male armed with a handgun who was waiting in front of the Harbour Bridge Mall.

The suspect reportedly held onto the businesswoman’s bag and a scuffle ensued during which the victim was shot in the region of her right lower leg and relieved of the bag.

She was rushed to a city hospital where her condition is listed as stable.