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A 22-year-old man was shot several times after four gunmen ambushed him near his East La Penitence, Georgetown home on Sunday morning.
Injured is Osafo Johnson, a labourer of East La Penitence, Georgetown. Reports are the shooting occurred at about 04:45h at Barbie Dam, East La Penitence.
Police said that Johnson left the Tower Hotel on Main Street, Georgetown, with his reputed wife in a Toyota Axio motor car, which is owned and driven by David Green, to go home.
Green stopped the car at Barbie Dam for the victims to walk to their home when two motor cars drove up from behind and blocked the path of the car. Reports are that four men exited the cars and called out Johnson’s name and he and his reputed wife attempted to run. However, one of the men discharged several rounds at him, causing him to receive three gunshot wounds to his hands and left side abdomen.
The perpetrators then jumped back into their cars and managed to make good their escape.
Johnson was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he is presently receiving medical treatment. His condition is stable.
Meanwhile, Police said that two 9mm spent shells and one suspected 9mm warhead were recovered at the scene. Green is presently detained for further questioning while investigations continue.