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Berserk miner shot, unlicensed gun seized

Kumaka

A drunken gold miner, who allegedly went berserk, was shot and injured by police in the North West District and the unlicensed shotgun seized, police said.

No one else was shot and injured.

Police said that about 11:45 Saturday night, they responded to a report received that a man was at the Kumaka Waterfront discharging rounds from a firearm and threatening to kill persons.

Upon arrival the policeman, who was armed with his service revolver, saw miner Randy Edwards, 27 years, of Yarakita, NWD, and who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, in a shop armed with an unlicensed shotgun.

“The policeman confronted Randy Edwards in efforts to retrieve the firearm and to arrest him, and a struggle ensued between them during which Randy Edwards was shot and injured to his back,” police added.

He has been referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation after receiving initial medical treatment at the Mabaruma Hospital.