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Updated: Two soldiers shot at Tacama

Two soldiers were Sunday afternoon shot and injured accidentally at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Tacama Training School, Berbice, the army confirmed.

The injured are Lt Othneil Hope and Recruit Vernon Harding. Both ranks are currently at the GPHC receiving treatment for their injuries.

The GDF said that approximately 4:30 PM, two ranks stationed at the Colonel John Clarke Military School at Tacama were injured when two rounds were accidentally discharged from a firearm.

“The Guyana Defence Force has initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Further details will be released as they are made available,” the army added.

Demerara Waves was told that their conditions have been listed as stable. One of them was shot in his left foot and the other in his left arm and abdomen.