A manhunt has been launched for a tenant who shot his landlord several times after the property owner objected to the sale of narcotics on his premises, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement.
“Police are making diligent efforts to apprehend a thirty year old tenant who allegedly shot his landlord multiple times to his legs because he was warned to discontinue doing illegal business on the property.
Injured his 66-year old Basil Murray of 89 Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara. Murray has been hospitalised awaiting surgery for gunshot wounds to his legs. The incident occurred at 360 Melanie Damishana where Murray rents the assailant part of a three-story building.
Investigators said they have so far been told that Murray was making a routine visit to his Lot 360 property when he met the suspect in the yard and told him he learnt that he (the tenant) was selling narcotics on his premises and asked him to desist from so doing.
“As a result, a heated argument ensued; during this process, the suspect allegedly whipped out a handgun and discharged several rounds at the victim, hitting him twice to both legs after which he fled the scene,” police said.
Investigators said they have retrieved seven spent shells of a small calibre weapon, at the scene.
The victim was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he is admitted in a stable condition, awaiting to undergo surgery.