Police in Region Seven are hunting for a father and son who allegedly opened fire on twin brothers, leaving one dead.
Dead is 22-year-old Wame Narine, a miner of Spring Garden, Essequibo Coast, while his brother Ron Narine received a gunshot wound to the forearm.
According to the Police, the shooting by the suspects, who are from Pearl, East Bank Demerara (EBD), occurred on Thursday between 23:30h and midnight at Sandhill Landing, Cuyuni River.
MTV News Update understands that the twins operate a dredge in the Sandhill Backdam. Ron told Police that at about 23:30h, he and his now dead brother were sitting on the front step of Shanaz Allicock Shop when a Honda XR motorcycle rode up with the suspects.
He said he recognised the pillion rider after he would have relieved him of a firearm and ammunition, which was later handed over to the Police.
The suspects dismounted the motorcycle, hurriedly walked toward the brothers’ direction, and started to discharge several rounds. As a result, they ran in a western direction, but Wame collapsed on the roadway.
Ron continued running and sought refuge in some bushes, where he remained for about two hours, after which he returned to the landing.
Upon arrival, he found his brother lying motionless on the road with what appeared to be blood on him. He later learnt that the suspects had made good their escape on the motorcycle in an unknown direction.
He later contacted the Police and reported the matter. Rakesh Chunilall, a customer who was at ‘Momo Shop,’ next to where the twin brothers were, told investigators that he saw the suspects pass him on a motorcycle and park in a dark area.
He added that they walked toward the two brothers and heard loud explosions that sounded like gunshots. Upon hearing that, he said he and others began running away, and during that process, he felt a burning pain in his lower abdomen.
He fell to the ground and became unconscious but was picked up by public-spirited persons, placed in a motorcar, and taken to the Bartica Regional Hospital.
He was examined by a doctor, who observed a single suspected gunshot wound to his lower stomach, which exited through his lower back.
He was then transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and was admitted as a patient in the recovery room. His condition is regarded as serious but stable.