The proprietor of a popular Durban Street, Georgetown restaurant was on Thursday afternoon fatally shot during the course of an alleged robbery outside a hotel in Kitty, Georgetown.
Dead is 64-year-old Godfrey Scipio, called “Saga”. Guyana Times was told that “Saga” was swiftly rushed to a private city hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
According to information received, Scipio was leaving the hotel where his car was parked when he was accosted by a lone gunman on a motorcycle. While details surrounding the shooting remain sketchy, this publication was told that Scipio was shot at least once about the body. This newspaper understands that the dead man’s son arrived in Guyana earlier on Thursday to visit his parents.
When Guyana Times arrived at the private city hospital, undertakers were taking Scipio’s body to the mortuary. It was at this point that relatives positively identified their loved one which spurred sporadic outbursts of screams, with nephews and nieces shouting and questioning “why” he was killed. Speaking to this publication, a relative expressed confusion over what occurred, saying that they were trying to gather information on the shooting. This is not the first time that Scipio was shot. In April 2011, he was injured during a shootout at Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown when four armed men had discharged rounds.
Up to press time, information regarding the circumstances surrounding his killing was still being gathered as Police investigators hunted the possible suspects.