Suspected bandit shot, accomplices arrested at Bourda market

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A 21-year-old miner of Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara is hospitalised after he was shot by a private security guard at the Bourda Market at about 02:10hrs on Sunday.

Police said the security guard was manning the Bourda Market and armed with a licensed shotgun, when he observed three men between Robb Street and North Road acting in a suspicious manner.

As he was approaching the men,  one of the suspects reportedly whipped out a handgun and pointed same at the guard who instinctively discharged his weapon several times at the gunman.

The alleged gunman, later identified as the miner of Pouderoyen, collapsed a short distance away.

An unlicensed .32 pistol with six (6) live matching rounds, was retrieved next to the injured suspect, police said.

He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.

The other suspects, 34-year-old of Nelson Street, Mocha, E.B.D and a 23-year-old of Pike Street, Kitty, were arrested.

An investigation is ongoing.

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