Taxi driver shot, gunmen escape with car

A taxi driver is now nursing a gunshot injury to his abdomen after he was shot during a robbery and carjacking on Wednesday morning at D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown.
Leroy Blair, 38, formerly of Lot 377 Stanley Town, West Bank Demerara and of Lot 528 Block X, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, was reportedly shot by a lone gunman who relieved him of an undisclosed sum of cash and his motor car.
Reports are the now injured man had travelled to the area to drop off a passenger when he was allegedly attacked and shot. The father of three was picked up by public-spirited citizens who rushed him to the hospital.
The Police have since recovered the man’s car and it is being dusted for fingerprints. Joel Blair, one of the man’s sons, told Guyana Times that he received the news of the shooting from his father’s ‘child-mother’.
Upon receiving the news, he reportedly went to the hospital, but learnt that his father was in surgery and the doctors refused to give information about his condition.
When asked what he heard, he said, “Is all sort ah story you hearing… I hearing the shooting happen at 2:30h this afternoon and then I hearing it happen this morning… I didn’t even go to the police station… all the doctors tell me is to come back tomorrow morning (This morning).”
He explained that his father has been in the taxi business for quite some time. Blair is recuperating after undergoing a successful surgery.