No arrest made in gunning down of La Penitence youth; family wants thorough probe


By Isanella Patoir

Police are still investigating the brazen daylight gunning down of a 23-year-old man on Thursday not far from his home on Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown.

Investigators have not been able to make any arrests and residents in the area remain tightlipped on what really transpired.

Navindra Samaroo was shot while driving his car in broad daylight on his way to work. He was employed as a marketing agent for G&J Phone Cards Investment.

The News Room understands that he was shot once to the right arm. He had just left his house after collecting his lunch.

According to the father Suresh Samaroo, his son had earlier delivered letters to a city bank and conducted some business at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).

Residents rushed to Samaroo’s assistance after he was shot (Photo taken from Kaieteur News)

“….and from there he came home to collect his lunch and was heading back to work and that’s when he reach his demise,” the father of six told the News Room at his West La Penitence home on Friday.

Regional Commander Senior Superintendent Phillip Azore told the News Room that two men with face masks rode up behind Samaroo while he was driving and shot him; they grabbed a bag from inside the car and rode away.

The men were on an XR black and red motorcycle.

The father said he was at work when he heard about the incident and left immediately for the hospital. Samaroo was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital by a resident.

“…by time I reach there he was already dead,” the father said.

A post mortem done on Friday revealed that he died as a result of the gunshot wound.

“He is not the type of persons that would get himself involved in anything, he was very nice to everybody,” the father stated.  Police investigations are ongoing.

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