Last Updated on Sunday, 1 January 2017, 22:42 by Denis Chabrol
Two cousins were New Year’s Day shot dead shortly after leaving a game cock gambling location at Friendship, East Bank Demerara.
One of them has been identified as a chicken vendor at Bourda Market named David “Fix Up” Singh. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken said the victims were gambling earlier at a cockfighting session at Friendship.
Singh died on the spot, police said.
Hazrudeen Hussain, 23, of Little Biaboo Mahaica Creek was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was pronounced dead. He was a cattle farmer, butcher and a final year pharmacy student at the University of Guyana. Relatives said he sustained gunshot wounds to the neck and chest.
Hicken also told Demerara Waves Online News that investigators were treating the incident as a “hit” . He said no valuables were taken from the victims.
Hicken said preliminary information suggests that the men were walking out of the area when two masked men ambushed and shot them dead.
The perpetrators escaped.