Daniel Fraser, a 26-year-old Lance Corporal of the Guyana Defence Force and of lot 598 A Field Sophia, and Shanicka Forde, 23, were fatally shot last night at ‘B’ Field Sophia, Georgetown.
According to police, Forde was residing in Barbados, but visited Guyana some three weeks ago. She was staying at her friend Tashanna George of lot 633 South Sophia.
Enquiries disclosed that Fraser and Forde were sharing an intimate relationship for about two weeks.
Information received states that earlier in the night they were imbibing alcohol at a shop at C Field Sophia.
On the date and time mentioned they left to go home on motorcycle CK 9296 owned by Fraser.
As they were heading west along last street ‘B’ Field Sophia, they were confronted by an unknown male, who approached them from a northern direction on a bicycle and discharged six rounds at Fraser and Forde causing them to fall on the ground.
The suspect then rode away in a western direction and made good his escape.
Fraser and Forde were picked up by Fraser’s brother, Darrell Fraser, and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in a taxi where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
Fraser received one gunshot wound to his chest while Forde received three shots – one to the chest, one to her right knee, and one to the right side abdomen which exited the left side abdomen.
The bodies are currently at the Georgetown Public Hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem examinations.
The gunman remains at large.