Two injured during shooting at Bartica nightclub


Two residents of Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni) were shot and injured early Wednesday morning after there was an argument over spilled alcohol outside the Paradise Night Club at Third Avenue, Bartica.

Injured are Conroy Cox, 38, a labourer of Third Avenue, Bartica and Lavella Douglas, 18 of Second Avenue, Bartica. The shooting occurred at about 01:30 hrs.

Police Headquarters confirmed that the suspect, who has been identified as a 46-year-old miner of Fifth Avenue, Bartica, was arrested. His licensed firearm was seized and lodged.

According to the Police, an investigation revealed that the suspect and two of his friends were at Paradise Night Club. The two victims were there as well.

And while at the nightclub, Police said one of the suspect friends hit the table which the victims were sitting, causing the bottles to fall and alcohol to spill on them.

“Conroy Cox and the suspect then had a heated exchange of words, during which Cox threw some liquid substance in the suspect’s face and assaulted him,” Police explained.

Cox left and went away and returned shortly after with his vehicle and he continued to verbally abuse the suspect

“Conroy Cox then exited his vehicle, and in so doing, the suspect took out his licensed Glock 45 firearm and discharged several rounds in his direction, hitting him three times to his abdomen,” Police added.

During the process, Douglas was also shot to her right hand.

Both Cox and Douglas were taken to the Bartica Hospital, where they were admitted. Cox’s condition is listed as critical while Douglas is said to be in a stable condition

Investigators received two 9MM spent shells at the scene.

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