No arrests made as family remains fearful

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first_imgGood Hope attempted robberyAlmost two weeks after the Police had reviewed CCTV footage in relation to an August 11th incident wherein 19-year-old Anzan Ledoux of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara was shot to his face, at about 21:15h, while trying to prevent two suspected bandits from entering his yard, no arrest has as yet been made.Family members of the victim have since declared themselves frustrated and still scared because of the horrific incident, but nevertheless still hopeful that the Police would be able to arrest and jail the suspects.Ledoux’s mother, Gangadai Jairam, told Guyana Times that she and a few relatives and friends were having an evening chat just outside their home whenThe injured teen, Anzan Ledouxthey saw two suspicious looking men on a motorcycle ride through their street.“The bike pass and they look at us and they ride away… It go up the street, and whilst going up de street, one of them turn back and see if we looking or what, and then they go around. In two minutes or so they reach round,” she recalled.She said her party noticed the men approaching with full speed, and suspecting that something was amiss, rushed to get inside her yard.“Me and meh son try fuh push them in (through the gate). My daughter plus the lil one is four years — the neighbour grandson, he was four years — trying to come in too,” Jairam detailed.According to her, after realising that the family was suspicious of them, the pillion rider hopped off the bike and attacked her son as he was trying to close the gate.Jairam said her son struck the man’s hand in an attempt to prevent him from opening the gate, and the angry man then pulled out a gun and fired a round at her son. Despite her son’s attempts to prevent being hit, the bullet struck him to his face and passed through his right ear.The shot elicited screams from the entire family as they rushed to the young man’s assistance, while the gunman and his accomplice made good their escape.Ledoux was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where he underwent emergency surgery and several brain scans. His mother has since said that her son has been experiencing pain in his ear, and she is trying to take him overseas for treatment for his condition.She said he is hearing only a little since the incident.last_img

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