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Updated: Govt MP’s son shot, robbed

The son of a government parliamentarian was Friday shot and robbed of GUY$2 million while he was sitting in a car near the High Court waiting to conduct business.

Abdalla Hamilton,29, of Section “K” Campbelville was Friday night in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) recovering from surgery, his father Joseph Hamilton told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com). He was initially rushed by a friend to the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital.

The senior Hamilton said his son was shot twice by a bandit, resulting in severe damage to an artery in the left thigh and internal bleeding. He said surgery was performed to repair the artery and stop the bleeding. He also sustained a bullet injury to his right thigh and scrotum (testicular sack).

The politician related that his son, who is building his house at Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, had earlier in the day withdrawn the money to transact other business.  After the bank, he was sitting in his vehicle on Charlotte Street waiting to go into the Deeds Registry.

Joseph said his son remembered seeing two persons begging for GUY$200 and as soon as he was distracted, a man stuck him up with a gun. He believed that his son was shot because the bandit believed that he was about to retaliate with a gun instead of genuinely handing over the bag.

The bandit escaped on a motor cycle driven by an accomplice, police said.

While the senior Hamilton declined to speculate, he said it was reasonable to conclude that his son was traced from the commercial bank. “I don’t know what attracted him to them. The suspicion will be the normal- people tracing you from the bank.”

Joseph Hamilton is the Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Health.