City Police on the run after discharging service weapon at co-worker, visitor

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The Guyana Police Force has launched an investigation into a shooting incident involving two Police Constables attached to the Bourda City Constabulary Outpost and a man who was visiting the outpost at the time of the incident.

According to a statement from Police Headquarters, efforts to locate the 50-year-old constable who discharged three rounds from his service weapon on Tuesday at about 19:15 hrs were futile.

It was reported that Miguel Wilson, a 50-year-old overseas-based Guyanese of Section ‘C’ Enterprise, East Coast Demerara visited Lance Corporal Jammanie Saul, 48, at the outpost. The two were chatting when the suspect who lives at West Ruimvedlt became annoyed.

He was armed with a .38 revolver holding six live rounds of ammunition, which he pointed at the friends and discharged several rounds at them.

Both persons fell to the ground and upon examination, Wilson received a gunshot wound to his left thigh and Saul received a gunshot wound to her left hand. The man fled the scene.

Meanwhile, the victims were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital by public-spirited citizens, where they are presently receiving medical attention. Their condition is listed as stable.

The police said CCTV cameras in the area will be reviewed as the investigation continues.

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