Businessman shot three times after trailed from worksite to home, 40 spent shells recovered


While 40 spent shells were recovered by the police Thursday night, businessman Safraz Khan was shot three times during an exchange of gunfire in front of his Austin Street, Campbellville, Georgetown home.

In a statement, Police Headquarters did not name the 42-year-old businessman but would only say that he was treated at a city hospital and is in a stable condition.

Khan’s injuries are to his feet and hands.

Police say the other gunman was dressed in a yellow raincoat and pounced on Khan at about 20:07 hrs.

Investigations disclosed that several loud explosions suspected to be gunshots were heard, and on looking outside, persons observed the victim’s car, PVV 8859, a white Toyota Premio, parked in front of the yard.

On checking, they observed that the victim was seated in the driver’s seat bleeding from wounds on his feet and hands.

Khan claimed that he left his work site at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, at about 19:50 hrs and drove home.

He said he observed a silver-colour Allion motorcar driving behind him.

As he turned into his entrance and stopped, the motorcar stopped, and the suspect immediately exited the front passenger seat with a gun and approached his vehicle. On seeing that, the businessman, who was armed with his licensed pistol, said he discharged rounds in the suspect’s direction.

The suspect also discharged rounds at the victim, after which the suspect ran and entered the front passenger seat, and the vehicle drove away at a fast rate.

Detectives processed the scene, and twenty-seven .223 spent shells were recovered at the scene, and thirteen 9mm spent shells were recovered in the Khan’s car.

The victim’s firearm was on the front seat of the vehicle. Bullet holes were seen on the motorcar, a concrete fence, a verandah and the garage gate.

Several CCTV cameras were viewed, which captured the scene and are being processed. Several persons were also questioned. Efforts are being made to locate the car and suspect.

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