The victims of the early morning shooting in Linden on Sunday underwent successful surgeries at the Georgetown Public Hospital and are recuperating, as reliable sources have listed their condition as stable.
Simone Croal, 41, of Lot 604 Half Mile, Wismar, was shot six times, while her cousin Sherwin Hughes was shot twice by her estranged husband Calwyn Croal also known as “Brother” at Canvas City, Wismar.
Up to Monday evening, Police sources confirmed that he remains on the run. Calwyn Croal made good his escape Sunday morning following the shooting, which occurred at approximately 1:45h.
His car was later found abandoned at Buck Town creek at Wismar. The victims were initially rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex where it was noted that two bullets were lodged in Simone Croal’s body, including one in her right leg and right hand, while two were lodged in Hughes’ back and his right arm. The estranged couple who had been together for over 20 years and have six children together, reportedly had a rocky and abusive relationship which resulted in several Police reports.
On the morning of the shooting, eyewitnesses recalled hearing about seven shots fired as Simone and Hughes along with his wife pulled up to her home in a car.
Calwyn had reportedly been waiting in Simone’s yard for her. He reportedly followed the vehicle firing shots as the occupants drove off to avoid the hail of bullets.
The estranged couple were earlier involved in an altercation at the Mackenzie Market where Hughes operates a shop along with his wife.
Family members say Simone made a report of the incident where she alleged being hit by Calwyn with a bottle. It was while returning home that the shooting took place.
Calwyn Croal was recently wanted in connection with an armed robbery, for which Police had issued a wanted bulletin. He later turned himself in and was questioned.
While he was not charged, E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Brutus had stated that the evidence against Croal was highly circumstantial. He had also recently joined protestors at Linden, against acts of alleged Police brutality.
According to the Police Croal is now wanted in connection with the attempted murder of the duo.
Investigations are ongoing.