By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty two year old Michael Julian Hamilton was gunned down two corners from his 218 Sparendaam Housing Scheme, East Cost Demerara home on Monday evening (October 7).
Hamilton is believed to have been shot by a suspected gang member who resides in the community. According the now dead man’s sister, he left the home at about 5:30hrs and went to hang two streets away from home.
She related that sometime later she received a message that her brother was shot by a man and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Hamilton was reportedly shot twice to his leg and chest.
She explained that the killing steamed from a sexual affair one of Hamilton’s cousin had with a girl who was apparently in a relationship with another man who belongs to a popular criminal gang in the area.
She said the members of the gang had fired shots at their house several times in the past. Several reports were made to the police station but nothing was done, the woman alleged.
She further stated that her mother was once threatened by one of the gang members who told her that she would pick up her son in a body bag.
Family members of the deceased have expressed grave disappointed that nothing was done by the police to prevent such an unfortunate incident.
An investigation is underway however; no one has been apprehended by the police in connection with the shooting. The shooter is believed to have gone into hiding.