The Guyana Police Force is investigating the alleged murder of an 11-year-old student, Anthony Cort.
The child was reportedly shot dead by one of two bandits during a robbery earlier today at Sophia.
Investigations thus far revealed that the child was with his mother, some two houses away from where he resided, when two males wearing face masks and armed with handguns invaded the property belonging to a 44 year-old businesswoman.
The 11 year-old was in the upper flat of the home located at Section ‘C’ Field, Sophia in the company of others when the bandits approached the victims at the said bottom flat and held them at gunpoint. They were relieved of two cellphones valued $80,000 each, two gold bands valued $100,000, two gold finger rings valued $100,000, one gold chain valued $100,000 and $80,000 cash.
The suspects then ordered the said victims to the upper flat of the house via a northern door during which, Anthony (the deceased) was about to exit a north eastern bedroom, when one of the suspects discharged a round hitting Anthony to his left upper shoulder.
The suspects then ran north, jumped a zinc fence, and made good their escape.
One 9MM spent shell was found near the body.
EMT Ambulance Services responded and pronounced the child dead. The body was taken to Lyken Funeral Parlour.