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Teenage waitress shot while on duty

A waitress was shot and injured while on duty at a restaurant at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, East Coast Demerara.

Investigators were told that at about 10:45 PM at about Friday May 27, 2016, waitress Onica Luke, 16 years, of Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara was working at the Lucky Star Chinese Restaurant at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara when a man entered and ordered a meal.

While paying for the meal the man held on to the hands of Onica Luke, who was behind some grill work, pulled out a firearm and demanded cash. Onica Luke resisted and was shot to her chin by the man who escaped.

She has been admitted to hospital as the investigations continue, police said.