Miner shot during day out with family

Kerol Atthon, a 27-year-old miner of Vigilance South, East Coast Demerara, is currently hospitalised with a gunshot wound which he sustained when he, his wife and their one-year-old son went to a photo studio at Sussex Street, Albouystown, Georgetown to arrange a photo shoot for their son’s birthday celebration.
Reports are that on Tuesday, May 23, at about 16:40h, Atthon and his family were at the photo studio when two men, one of whom was armed with a gun, opened fire in his direction. The 27-year-old Atthon told Police that he had parked his vehicle and proceeded on foot to purchase beverages for his family, and while walking south along Sussex Street, he was confronted by the armed men. After firing a shot which hit Atthon in his left thigh, the two suspects escaped southwards into Albouystown.
Public-spirited persons rushed to his aid, and he was transported to the Woodlands Hospital, where he received medical attention before later being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
An investigation has been launched.