Mystery surrounds cause of death of 19-year-old
8 months after South Road robbery victim and Albouystown youth Mario Gouveia succumbed in what family members described as strange circumstances at the Georgetown Hospital the cause of death is still to be determined.
Specimen of the young man’s body was sent overseas to ascertain the cause of death, but eight months later family members are still left in the dark on the issue.
Gouveia was the lone survivor in that South Road shooting where two suspected bandits were killed while attempting to rob the K&VC hotel according to police. He was shot in the face and was hospitalized.
His father, Donald Gouveia, hinted that Mario was killed because he was the lone witness of the events that transpired.
Gouveia was in the Male Surgical Ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital receiving treatment for his injuries.
In that incident Jermaine Canterbury called “Chow”, 21 years, of Hogg Street, Albouystown; and Mark Anthony Joseph called “Two Grand”, 19 years, also of Hogg Street, Albouystown, were fatally shot.
According to the police report two unlicensed guns-one .32 revolver with two live rounds and one spent shell, and one .38 snub-nose revolver with three live rounds and three spent shells- were recovered along with a wig that one of the men was wearing at the time.