By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Family members of 24 – year – old Mark London who was shot dead this morning during an attempted robbery in Alley Street, Kaneville/ Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara are in a state of shock over the man’s demise.
London, a mason by profession, was reportedly shot once by the gunmen, as they attempted to snatch his gold chain and cellular phone. However, when investigators arrived on the scene, those items were recovered.
Eyewitnesses told iNews that persons in the area refused to take him to the hospital after he was shot, since they were left in a state of confusion and could not comprehend what transpired.
London’s body was left on the road for approximately three hours, as police carried out their investigations. As the rain poured, his body was covered with a white bag and cardboard boxes.
His brother, Neil London told iNews, “He got shot up the road, he run and no car ain’t want carry he out and by he get shot, he run and fall down here….he get shot by he side and he bleed inside and by he run he fall down”.
His sister, Nicola London, said he left home this morning in high spirits.
“Ne ain’t know exactly what happen, I just come and hear he get shoot and they want he chain and he phone…..but he thing ain’t gone,” the distraught woman told iNews.
Family members also revealed that London was threatened by a former employer who reportedly owed him money for work he had done. According to London’s family, the matter was reported to the Diamond Police Station, after the man threatened to shoot him.
iNews was reliably informed that after London was shot; the gunmen fled the scene and headed into a “bushy area” towards Craig.