Young father shot in Festival City died during surgery


Joshua Denny, 19, who was shot during an alleged robbery on Thursday morning died while undergoing life-saving surgery, police reported.

Denny, a father of one and an electrician, reportedly left to go to work at about 07:20 hrs. Police said that his sister was subsequently informed that he was shot. When the sister went to the scene, she discovered her brother lying on the roadway, bleeding from a wound to his chest.

As a result she rushed him to the Georgetown Public Hospital. There, doctors rushed him into surgery but Denny succumbed.

The police did not reveal any information linking his death to a robbery but noted that investigations are ongoing.

Editor’s Note: The News Room story initially had that Joshua Denny was 20-years-old based on information provided by the police, however, his family has since indicated that he is 19-years-old. 

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