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Brazilians in shooting incident

A Brazilian man was Sunday shot by another of his countrymen during an argument about a damaged excavator, police said.

29-year old Radiel Silva Lima was shot and injured to his left leg by another Brazilian man who is a licensed firearm holder.

He has been hospitalised. The perpetrator has been also hospitalised under police guard after he complained of feeling unwell.

Investigators said the incident occurred about 6 AM at Waimu, Cuyuni River. “Lima was involved in an argument with another Brazilian National, who is a licensed firearm holder, over damage to an excavator when he was shot,” police said.

The firearm that was used in the incident been seized by the police.