The body of a miner was found in a pool of blood at 17 Miles Rockstone Village, Essequibo River, sometime around 19:30hrs yesterday (June 11, 2018).

The dead man had been identified as 19-year-old Joel Amad, a resident of Anarika, Essequibo River.

According to a police source, Amad was in Rockstone Village visiting his “child mother”, when around 19:00hrs, he ventured into a forest nearby to hunt.

Shortly after, it was reported that a loud explosion was heard and upon investigation, Amad’s body was discovered in a pool of blood.

His body which bore a suspected gunshot injury to the stomach, is presently at the Linden Hospital Complex Mortuary, awaiting a post mortem examination.

Investigations are ongoing.


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