Police are investigating an alleged shooting incident committed on Aydil Francis, an 18-year-old construction worker from South Sophia, which occurred at about 20:30 hrs last night (Tuesday) at Guyhoc, Georgetown. The suspect, called ‘Preggo’ (only name available), is said to be from Plum Park, Sophia.

Information received from the victim is that he and the suspect have known each other for several years, but they are not friends.

On Phagwah Day, they both engaged in a heated argument that stemmed from a misunderstanding between the duo. At 20:30 hrs yesterday, the victim claimed that he was sitting at a shop next to the ‘black and white’ bridge in Guyhoc when he was approached by the suspect, who was riding a motorcycle at the time.

The suspect whipped out a handgun from the waist of his pants and fired a single shot in the victim’s direction, which hit him in his lower left foot. The suspect then rode off on his motorcycle and made good his escape.

The victim was rushed to a city hospital by public-spirited citizens, where he is a patient undergoing treatment for a gunshot injury. His condition is listed as stable.

Investigations are ongoing.


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