Waitress shot during attempted robbery

A waitress is now nursing a gunshot injury to her chin at the Georgetown Public Hospital after she was shot by a lone gunman who attempted to rob an East Coast Demerara Chinese Restaurant.

The injured woman was identified as Onica Luke, 16, of Vryheid’s Lust, ECD and an employee of Lucky Star Restaurant in Better Hope, ECD. According to information, at about 22:45h on Friday, the waitress was at the counter of the restaurant when the gunman entered and ordered a food.

As he was paying the young lady, he held onto her hands through the grilled counter, whipped out the gun and demanded cash. The brave young waitress reportedly put up a fight but the bandit discharged a round hitting her to the chin.

After he realizing the waitress had collapsed, he quickly escaped. The young lady was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was admitted.

Hospital sources told Guyana Times that the young lady is in a stable but serious condition. It was explained that the waitress is suffering from severe shock due to the bullet being fired at close range. She remains traumatized and is slipping in and out of consciousness.

The Police have since launched an investigation into the matter.