Five months has passed since a young man was shot and killed and his friend seriously wounded after a man is said to have opened fired on them for allegedly laughing at him.

Kacey Da Silva, 34, a father of one, was shot dead while his friend, Seon Bobb, 24 received multiple gunshot wounds about his body on December 20, 2018 at Agricola, East Bank Demerara.

Da Silva’s family, in an interview with Guyana Standard, stated that they are seeking justice for their loved one and they will keep on pressing the issue.

An uncle of Da Silva, who wished not to be named, said that the suspects in relation to his nephew’s killing go by the call names ‘Pumpkin’ and ‘Home Alone’, both of Agricola. He said that Home Alone is the nephew of ‘Pumpkin’.

The uncle is adamant that ‘Home Alone’ is the one who shot and killed his nephew, supposedly after the dead man was laughing at ‘Home Alone’ after the latter had just gotten beaten by another man.

“My nephew was a very nice person who didn’t go around troubling anyone. He did not deserve to die like that. He has a young child.”

The relative said that since the killing, he has received one phone call from the police in relation to them issuing wanted bulletins for the suspects. But, the police haven’t done so to date.

The distraught man said that he has a picture of the one of the suspects (Home Alone) and will be visiting the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown to hand it in.

This, he hopes, will help them to find the suspects and bring them before the courts.

According to information, one of the suspects was involved in a fight with a man at Second Street, Agricola, on the day in question, after which both Da Silva and Bobb started to laugh.

The laughter however infuriated ‘Home Alone’ and he was handed a handgun by ‘Pumpkin’. After receiving the gun, the man allegedly opened fire at Da Silva and Bobb.

The men fell to the ground and were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where Da Silva was pronounced dead on arrival, while Bobb, who received gunshot wounds to the upper right side of his body and leg, was treated by doctors and transferred to the GPHC.

It was reported that after the shooting, the suspects fled on feet. Shortly after the shooting, police issued a statement saying that the suspects ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Gudgie’ were wanted in relation to the murder of Da Silva and attempted murder of Bobb.


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