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Man Being Treated In Hospital after Sustaining A Gunshot To His Stomach

The police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at about 09:30pm yesterday, at Regent and Bourda Streets, Georgetown, during which huckster Sanjay Persaud, 40 years of No. 60 Village, Corentyne, was attacked and robbed by three men, two of whom were armed with handguns.

Investigations revealed that Sanjay Persaud and a group of friends were standing at Regent and Bourda Streets when they were approached by the suspects.  During this, one of them drew a firearm and discharged two rounds into the air, while another also pulled out a firearm and shot Persaud in his abdomen.  The third perpetrator snatched Sanjay Persaud’s gold chain from his neck, after which they escaped.

Sanjay Persaud has been admitted a patient at the GPHC.

Investigations are continuing.

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