Two inmates of the Lusignan Prison on the East Coast of Demerara were this afternoon shot by Prison Officers during an unrest at the facility.
Police Public Relations Officer, Royston Junor Andries, confirmed that two prisoners are injured and en route to the hospital for treatment.
“The injuries are not life-threatening; that was the last update I got,” Andries said.
According to the Police PRO, “the unrest has been controlled to an extent… but we have to await an update from the Commander [Khali Pareshram] who in on the ground.”
Meanwhile, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuel, has indicated that he is on his way to the prison and will provide updates at a later time.
Only earlier this week, a disturbance erupted at the ECD facility after two inmates were tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
This newspaper was told that on Saturday, the prisoners were refusing to accept meals while demanding to meet with health officials.
This is a developing story.