Police in Regional Division #4C are investigating a shooting incident committed against 27-year-old Ryan Joseph and 29-year-old Bimal Veersammy yesterday about 20:30hrs at the Melanie Public Road, East Coast Demerara.

Enquires disclosed that on the date and time mentioned, the two victims and a third person were sitting in front of a residence when a silver Bluebird motorcar came from a western direction on the Melanie Public Road heading east. The said motorcar then turned around a short distance from where the victims were sitting before stopping immediately in front of the victims. Two masked men then exited the back seat of the car and immediately opened fire on men causing them to flee the area for safety.

Ryan Joseph received five gunshot injuries while Veersammy received gunshot injuries to his right hand, elbow and left leg above the knee, while the third male escaped unharmed.

After the shooting, the two masked shooters re-entered the awaiting motorcar and it drove west heading to Georgetown.

The two victims were rushed to the GPHC where they were seen and treated in and are presently both in a stable condition.

Investigation in progress.


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