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6-year-old girl critical following suspected gunshot wound

Police are probing an incident that caused injuries to a six-year-old student at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD), between Saturday night and Sunday morning.


The Guyana Police Force (GPF) said the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team visited the child’s home at Mon Repos on Saturday.


Upon arrival at the house and the examination of the room, detectives observed a suspected gunshot entry in the zinc, which appeared to have been projected inwards just in the vicinity of the victim’s bed.


Reddish stains, suspected to be blood, were found on the bed. No spent shell was seen in or around the dwelling house.


“It was observed that reddish stains, suspected to be blood, were on the bed. No spent shell was seen in or around the dwelling house.,” the GPF said.


Enquiries disclosed that the six-year-old victim resides with her parents and her sister. Investigations indicate that at around 22:30h on Sunday, the child’s mother put her to sleep in her bed.


At about 05:30h on Sunday, the woman said she woke up, went to the washroom, and heard her six-year-old daughter “groaning.” She immediately checked and discovered the victim’s head and clothing drenched in a reddish substance suspected to be blood.


The woman said she immediately alerted her husband. They then rushed the child to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was admitted. Her condition was listed as critical.


The hands of the victim’s father and mother were swabbed for gunshot residue. Several persons were questioned, but no one provided any relevant information and claimed they did not hear any gunshot sounds, Police said.

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