Cummings Lodge man shot during botched robbery

first_imgA man narrowly escaped death after a man dressed in military apparel attacked him with a gun while he was entering his yard in Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, in the wee hours of Thursday.Romeo Ramcharran, 36, of 8th Street, Eight Field, Cummings Lodge, was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital nursing a gunshot to his left knee.Reports are that the man and his two brothers were returning home after imbibing at a shop in the village. However, as they arrived home, Ramcharran exited the vehicle to urinate as his brothers went into the yard.As he urinated, the armed man ran towards him and whipped out a gun. He reportedly put up a fight and it was during this time that the suspect discharged a round hitting him to the left knee.The man, who was clad in army clothing, escaped while Ramcharran was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he underwent an emergency surgery to have the bullet removed.It is believed that the gunman used a .32 revolver. Ramcharran explained that ranks from Sparendaam and Turkeyen Police stations took statements and promised to investigate.Ramcharran a miner told Guyana Times that he is happy to be alive after the traumatic ordeal. The Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more