Shot teen still critical

Mechanic shop robbery

The 15-year-old high school student Jamal Lewis, who suffered a gunshot to his face by armed bandits on Sunday afternoon, was yesterday said to be fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH).

The mother of Lewis of Wren Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, told Guyana Times that she was informed that an update on her son’s situation would be provided by the doctors in 24 hours.

According to the Police, the robbery occurred at approximately 14:00h on Sunday at a mechanic shop where Lewis was employed. The employees were robbed of cellular phones and a small amount of cash.

Police spokesman Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan reported that Lewis had a scuffle with one of the bandits during which one round from the suspect’s firearm struck Lewis in the face. The perpetrators then escaped in a silver Spacio.

The entire robbery was captured on surveillance cameras of the Green Ice Taxi Service, which is housed on the same property of the mechanic shop.

The footage was handed over to Police where it was observed that the Spacio had circled the area twice before committing the robbery.

Investigations are continuing into the matter.