Dead is Osafo Pollard, a taxi driver, of West La Penitence, Georgetown. The shooting occurred about 22:30h at Lot YY 21 North East La Penitence.
According to reports, Pollard was at a birthday celebration in the area which had about 40 persons. Police said that some time during the celebration, persons heard a loud explosion similar to a gunshot. Immediately after, they were seen screaming and running from the scene.
Pollard was seen lying on the ground with a wound to his head. He was subsequently picked up and taken to Georgetown Public Hospital, where he died while receiving medical treatment.
His body is at the hospital’s mortuary, awaiting a post-mortem examination.
Meanwhile, when Police arrived on the scene, one .32 spent shell and one warhead were found. Several persons were questioned, and investigators are currently reviewing Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras in the area for clues to what occurred.
When contacted, relatives were tight-lipped about the incident. Police have since launched an investigation. (G9)