Canadian National wounded during Ricardo Rodrigues murder dies
This evening police investigators are probing the death of Canadian National, Jean Le Blanc, who was a patient at the Georgetown Hospital. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his buttocks while at the Pit Stop Food Court, when businessman, Ricardo Rodrigues, was shot dead execution-style. He was a patient of the High Dependency Unit and was conscious and alert up until a few hours before his death early this morning. He reportedly slipped into an unconsciousness state and never recovered.
That slip into unconsciousness, came just hours too, after he was interviewed by the police. The police had not interviewed him before, although he was hospitalized for 2 weeks. He had complained to the press about his passport and money being seized by the police just after the shooting and him being prevented from leaving the country.
Although he was visited by officials from the Canadian High Commission, he complained too about the commission not doing enough to assist him to leave Guyana and seek better medical attention in Canada.
The Guyana Police Force was checking out the Canadian man’s background and believes that his story was not adding up. He claimed that he was dropped off at the GMRSC to grab a bite at the food court by a taxi driver. Police sources say, the man may have a criminal past in Canada and they were digging into that. Two other men including a Jamaican, were also shot when Rodrigues was killed. Both men have since been discharged from the hospital.
Rodrigues was killed in a hail of bullets. He was shot close to 15 times to his body by a heavily armed gun man who according to persons close by, was dressed in black.
Rodrigues had been named by local and US drug enforcement authorities as being a major player in the drug trade and a close associate of convicted drug kingpin, Roger Khan.