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Family mourns the death of a 14-year-old boy killed by a stray Bullet

Police investigators are anxiously awaiting the post mortem results of the dead boy, Ryan Persaud, to get the war heard to run ballistic tests.Capture

A stray bullet believed to be from a high profile weapon killed the 14-year-old boy of Vive La Force on the West Bank of Demerara yesterday afternoon. His family and other residents in the area strongly believe  that the bullet came from the opposite side of the river at Friendship on the East Bank of Demerara. His father Vishnu Persaud said the men would normally practice in this area at Friendship. He said some time ago a bullet hit a section of his home. He reported the matter to the Police and the shooting stopped for a few days.

Feroze Hassan, a neighbour, said he saw when the lad collapsed with a bullet to the upper part of his body. He said he immediately alerted residents and the boy was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he succumbed.

Residents are furious with the Police for not treating with seriousness the repeated complaints of the use of high powered weapons in an area where people are living.

According to the residents, over the past year an exercise similar in nature to what occurred took place, but no one was injured.

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  • Anonymous

    its terribly sad what has happened to that child and family, i do hope the police do their job….people in the police force are there only to secure a pay day. As for higher ranks and persons in charge even worse they are lease interested in the safety of Guyanese….


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