Albouystown man critical after being shot in abdomen
A 30-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot twice to the abdomen at Victoria Street Albouystown, Georgetown on Sunday last.
The injured man has been identified as Devon Cromwell of Cooper Street Albouystown, Georgetown.
While information about the shooting incident remains sketchy, the man’s mother, Shannon Greaves, told Guyana Times on Tuesday that she was at home at about 2:00h on Sunday when she was informed that her son had been shot and injured.
“While I was sleeping, I heard somebody was shouting for, ‘Upstairs! Upstairs!’, but I didn’t answer because I was living upstairs. The person left and come back, and then I hear they calling for, ‘Shannon!’ and they said, ‘Come fast! Look, your son get shoot up and lay down on the road”, the mother noted.
Without hesitation, the woman noted, she grabbed her granddaughter and went to the scene, where she saw her son lying in a pool of blood. “When I go, he look at me and said Keisel shoot he”, she explained.
The injured man was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where he was admitted a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (Unit). The alleged shooter remains on the run.
The woman further explained that her son and the shooter have an old grievance that dates back six to seven years.
“They had an issue about six or seven years ago, but they overcome it. Was another son and these boys had a problem, but the father call everybody and sort it out and resolve it. He was a boy that used to talk to my son and so…. but I don’t know, like he was still baring a malice,” the woman related.
Greaves said that shortly after the shooting incident on Sunday morning, she made a report at the Rumiveldt Police Station, but has been getting the royal run-around.
“They keep pushing me around, telling me to go and come back, go and come back; and I told them that this guy goes to Suriname…and I got a message that he is heading straight to there,” Greaves said.
In light of this, the aggrieved mother is calling on the hierarchy of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to act swiftly in apprehending the man who shot her son.
Attempts to get a comment from the Police on the issue proved futile.