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A 20-year-old labourer is in critical condition while his 25-year-old colleague is said to be in stable condition after a shooting incident at Aurora Village on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).
The injured are Reeaz Khan, 25, of Pomona Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast and 25-year-old Cordell Grinds a labourer of Adventure, Essequibo Coast. Reports are the incident occurred at about 19:30h on Tuesday outside of the Gold Hotel and Bar.
Reports are Grinds and Khan had gone into the hotel to make some payments, but as they were returning to their car, PRR 1219 that was parked outside the hotel, they heard two gunshots. As a result, the men jumped into the car and drove off. However, two more gunshots were heard, and one struck Khan to his face – between his nose and left eye – while Grinds was shot to the palm of his left hand.
Grinds, who was the driver, managed to drive to the Suddie Hospital, where both men were seen by a doctor and admitted to the institution. Police said Khan is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on life support. The car was examined by Police, and two bullet holes were seen on the vehicle. They also recovered a .32 spent shell by the front passenger seat.
It is unclear what led to the shooting. Police are investigating.