Labourer shot, injured on Water Street


A 64-year-old labourer is currently hospitalised at a city hospital after he was shot and injured on Friday night on Water Street, Georgetown.

The shooting unfolded around 21:30hrs.

The victim,  Joseph Singh, of no fixed place of abod,  sustained a gunshot wound to his hand.

Police Headquarters in a statement said Singh was heading north on Water Street, in the vicinity of Muneshwar’s Limited, when he observed a grey pitbull bus with a “trade plate”.

The bus was occupied by two men, one of whom Police said discharged several rounds in Singh’s direction.

The bus then drove off in a northern direction.

Singh subsequently went to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted as a patient.

No spent shell was recovered at the scene.

However, Police said several CCTV cameras were seen in the area and investigators will review video footage of the incident.

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