Taxi drivers shot by vendor during argument at Kitty seawall


Two men, both taxi drivers, were shot last Wednesday at the Kitty seawall area in Georgetown allegedly by a vendor.

Injured are Jermaine Duncan, 32, from Sophia and Sheldon Smith, 34, from Durban Street Lodge.

Police Headquarters reported that Smith was celebrating his birthday with a group of friends at the seawall. The vendor reportedly approached the group and went to talk to his girlfriend who was part of the birthday crew.

Subsequently, he left with the woman.

At about 23:30 hrs that night, the vendor, returned to the seawalls on a motorcycle and started an argument with Smith.

It is alleged that the suspect pulled out a handgun from the waist of his pants and pointed it in the direction of Smith, discharging several rounds that hit him (Smith) in the upper left thigh.

Duncan, who was standing next to Smith, was shot once to his left side upper abdomen.

Both men were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment. Smith has since been discharged while Duncan is still undergoing treatment though his condition is regarded as stable.

Meanwhile, the scene was processed by detectives and six 9mm spent shells were found. The shells were collected, marked, sealed, and lodged at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters for examination.

The suspect has not yet been apprehended but investigations are ongoing.

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