Better Hope man shot during attempted robbery

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A 31-year-old Contractor of North Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (E.C.D) is hospitalised after he was shot in the upper region of his right side ribs during an attempted robbery last night (Monday, May 29, 2017).

The investigation has so far revealed that about 21:00hrs the victim drove up in front of his gate, exited his vehicle and was in the process of opening the gate when a male suspect armed with a handgun pounced and demanded cash and his cellular phone.

The victim refused and tried to disarm the suspect but during the ensuing process, the suspect discharged a round hitting the victim and escaped the scene.

The victim was rushed to the hospital by relatives where he was treated and admitted.

Investigators are working on all possible leads to have the perpetrator arrested and brought to justice.

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