By Kurt Campbell
According to reports, Denzil Mingo of 39 Third Street, Alberttown Georgetown was a customer at the Lounge on Friday night (November 15). According to a Police Officer on the scene on Saturday morning, investigation so far revealed that the youth was hanging in the avenue on Main Street in the vicinity of the Edge.
The Police said eyewitness could only recall seeing Mingo along with another male entering the car when a group of men opened fire on the vehicle. Mingo was a former Second Lieutenant of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).
An employee of the Lounge told iNews, “I was inside about four o clock when I see people running in and say shooting and when I come outside later I saw him dead in the car.”
Another eyewitness who was on the scene said, “when the police patrol reach here the men (gunmen) were now driving off, we tell them that is the car and they ain’t do nothing, them police is frighten man.”
Several other persons were said to have been injured in the shooting, however hospital officials at the Georgetown Public Hospital said only Mingo was taken to the institution in connection with the shooting.
The bullet riddled car which bore in excess of twenty bullet holes could still be seen at the scene with its windows shattered and blood flooding the driver’s seat where Mingo was seated.
Meanwhile, when iNews visited the now dead man’s home, his weeping mother could be heard remarking “Denzil was my life and soul, he was everything to me … I recently returned to take care of him ….I don’t like this place anymore at all.”
His relatives weep bitterly on learning of the news; his father Patrick Mingo who appeared to be the stronger one said he did not know of anyone who his son had issues with and more particularly issues that could lead them to committee such an act.
“I went and see the car and then I go to the hospital… That man get about one million bullets” he said, adding that “I don’t know, he was a good guy, he had a good heart.”
A group of persons from the neighborhood were overheard saying that Mingo was ‘hot tempered’ and recalled seeing him with guns in the past.