Three persons, two of whom are brothers, were attacked on Thursday night by a father and son who opened fire on them.
The incident has left one person dead – Ray Wame Narine, a 22 year-old miner of Spring Garden, Essequibo Coast.
A statement from the police noted that Narine, his twin brother Ron Keme Narine and Rakesh Chunilall, a 30-year-old miner of Banana Land, Berbice were attacked by a father and his son from Pearl Village, East Bank Demerara.
The incident occurred at about 23:30 hours at Sandhill Landing, Cuyuni River.
Police said Narine’s body was found covered with several tree branches in the northern corner of the main access road.
Upon examination, two suspected gunshot wounds were seen to the chest area along with lacerations to the abdomen, and right arm.
Investigations so far revealed that Narine and his brother were at their dredge operation on Thursday but left the night and went to Sandhill Landing, Cuyuni River.
While sitting on the front step of Shanaz Allicock shop, a Honda XR motorcycle (# unknown) rode up from a Western direction with both suspects (father and son).
The surviving Narine said he recognized the pillion rider – with whom he had an altercation a few days earlier where his firearm was taken away and handed over to the police.
The suspects dismounted the motorcycle, hurriedly walked towards their direction with what appeared to be handguns and started to discharge several rounds in their direction.
As a result, they ran and while running, the suspects continued discharging rounds in their direction.
Ron Narine then saw his brother collapse on the roadway as he continued running and sought refuge in some bushes where he remained for about two hours after which he returned to the landing.
Upon arrival, he found his brother laying motionless on the road. He later contacted the police and reported the matter.
Meanwhile, according to Rakesh Chunilall, he was a customer at another shop next to where the brothers were seated
He was shot during the ordeal and is hospitalized. His condition is regarded as serious but stable.
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