Man “accidentally” shoots wife in stomach

– while clearing firearm

A housewife of Bougainvillea Park, East Bank Demerara (EBD) is nursing a single gunshot injury at the Georgetown Public Hospital after her husband’s gun “accidentally” went off. The incident occurred about 02:30h on Monday.
Guyana Times understands that the 50-year-old victim and her 60-year-old husband had just returned from a function and upon entering the house, the woman went to take a shower. As she was done, she went into the bedroom and upon doing so, she heard an explosion followed by a burning sensation in her abdomen.
As she looked closer, she realised that she was bleeding profusely. She was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was admitted.
Her husband, who is a licensed firearm holder, told detectives that he was clearing the bullets from his weapon when it accidentally went off.
He only became aware that his wife was shot when she screamed for help. He confirmed that she was shot to her abdomen and without hesitation, he rushed her to the Hospital.
Her condition is regarded as stable. The man is being questioned by Police, and his firearm has been lodged.