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Carpenter gunned down on seawall

A 32-year old man was gunned down on the Vryheid’s Lust Seawall, East Coast Demerara hours after leaving his pregnant common-law wife to be in the company of another woman, relatives said.

Police identified the dead man as Tyrone Boodhoo of Better Hope (Area H), East Coast Demerara. Investigators said he and 23-year old Martha Mohammed were on the seawall in the vicinity of Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara around 9:25 PM when they were attacked.

“They were confronted by two men who ordered them to lie on the ground. At this stage Tyrone Boodhoo attempted to escape and was shot by one of the men,” police force spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker said in a statement. They took away a cell phone from Mohammed and escaped, police added.

He was a carpenter and mason.

Families of Mohammed and Boodhoo exchanged views on the incident at the Sparendaam Police Station.

Mohammed’s relatives said she left home around 6:30 PM to purchase a drink at a nearby shop. But from all accounts, she ended up on the seawall with Boodhoo. His common-law wife is six months pregnant.

Mohammed and her husband have severed their relationship some time now.