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Health Ministry driver shot dead in Sophia

Dead: Collin McPherson

A driver attached to the Ministry of Health was on Thursday shot dead by a lone gunman at Sophia, Georgetown.

Dead is 43-year-old Collin McPherson of Lot 460 ‘D’ Field Sophia. The shooting occurred at about 21:40h.

According to the Guyana Police Force (GPF), at the time of the incident, McPherson, who is a father of four, was in front of his yard on a bench in the company of others.

An eyewitness recalled that he was in the house when he heard a loud explosion, after which he saw the victim run inside and started shouting, “close the door.”

According to the eyewitness, the gunman was dressed in a blue shirt, dark-colour pants, slim-built, fair in complexion, and was wearing a blue facemask.

On seeing the gunman, the eyewitness said he ran into a bedroom in the house, leaving McPherson in the living room.

Two more loud explosions were heard, and then there was silence. The eyewitness said he emerged from the bedroom shortly after and saw McPherson lying motionless in the living room.

A medical personnel pronounced the man dead on the scene. Police recovered two 9MM suspected spent shells.

The body was escorted to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME). Investigations are ongoing.


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