Home News East La Penitence man accidently shot by businessman
A Castello Housing Scheme man was on Friday afternoon shot dead after a gun belonging to his friend accidently went off at the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA), Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.
Dead is Nafasie Edghill, 39, of Castello Housing Scheme, East La Penitence, Georgetown.
Reports are the man was involved in a playful scuffle with his friend who was carrying a licensed firearm in his hand during which the gun went off, hitting the man to the abdomen.
He was rushed to a private medical facility where he succumbed to his injuries.
However, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum gave a different account, while noting that at least three persons are in custody.
He noted that based on initial investigations, one man reported that he and a friend went to the GSA and while they were exiting their vehicle, his firearm accidently went off and struck Edghill.
Additionally Blahum noted that the licensed firearm holder along with two individuals who were in close proximity at the time were arrested and are assisting with investigations.
Guyana Times understands the firearm holder is a prominent businessman in the city.
Meanwhile, when Guyana Times visited relatives of the dead man they were reluctant to speak, claiming that they will be ready to engage the media by Wednesday.
The police are continuing their investigations.