2 injured in Sophia drive-by shooting

One man is in critical condition and another injured following a drive-by shooting in

 The house where the men were liming when the drive-by shooting occurred
The house where the men were liming when the drive-by shooting occurred

Sophia, Greater Georgetown, Thursday evening. The incident occurred sometime around 22:00h.

Guyana Times understands that the victims were hanging out with a large group of men by their usual “liming spot” at Lot 325 ‘B’ Field, Sophia, when a vehicle slowly drove by and opened fire in their direction.

This newspaper was told that approximately 14 gunshots rapidly went off as the men scattered for shelter. However, Kevin Inniss, 23, who lives four houses away, was shot to his neck, chest and back. He is said to be in a critical condition.

Guyana Times spoke to the brother of Inniss at the Georgetown Public Hospital, who suspected that Inniss might have been the target of an execution attempt.

The man explained that the silver Toyota 212 car, which was void of a licence plate, initially stopped at their house before driving off, heading towards the yard where the group were gathered.

The brother of the injured man further related that he does not know why anyone would want to kill Inniss, who works in the ‘Backdam’.

At the hospital, the unmarried man’s life was on the line as he was desperately in need of two pints of blood.

Meanwhile, information about the second victim, identified only as “Shane”, was unavailable to this publication up to press time. However, this publication was told that the man sustained two gunshot wounds to his leg.

He was receiving an x-ray when this publication arrived at the hospital and his family, who were in the waiting room, indicated that they were unaware of what transpired.

Over at the crime scene, the concrete floor was stained with pools of blood and there were several spent shells in a pile.

The police have since launched an investigation into the matter. (Devina Samaroo)