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Guyana: Man shot in Zeelugt

An argument over a pools game at Zeelugt Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo on Monday, May 17, led to the shooting and hospitalisation of a man.

According to media reports, the victim, a 43-year-old carpenter was shot by a 34-year-old mechanic.

Reports indicate that an argument developed while the two were playing a game of pools when the suspect pulled out a handgun from his waist and shot the carpenter in his abdomen.

The suspect reportedly escaped in a car.

The victim was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was admitted and later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

His medical condition is serious, according to reports.

Police are searching for the suspect.