A 76-year-old pensioner, Mohamed Shaeed Hamid of Maida Farm, Corentyne was shot dead around 2:40 this morning when person/s invaded his yard.
The man’s wife, Nazmoon Amin, 67, told Stabroek News that he appeared to have sustained a single gunshot wound to his chest. Hamid, who was bleeding profusely collapsed and died as he was about to enter the kitchen in the lower flat. She recalled that they both woke up just before the shooting and he opened the door and left to go down to use the washroom. The woman said she heard him asking someone, “what you doing in meh yard.”
Shortly after she heard what sounded like the shattering of her light bulb. Then she heard her husband calling out her name. She ran down to investigate and asked him “dem hurt yuh” but he did not answer. Using a flashlight because the place was dark, she saw her husband lying on the ground, bleeding. She also saw the wound and “push meh finger in it and feel it deep and meh ask he if ‘dem shoot yuh’?”
Amin said she shook his chin but there was no response and she started to cry and shout. She also called out to the neighbours who rushed over to offer assistance. The police arrived shortly after and conducted investigations.
According to the woman, the attacker apparently scaled the fence because the gate was tightly shut. She did not see anyone because “me din pay attention to dem, me pay all the attention to me husband.”
Meanwhile, she recalled that several years ago, bandits broke into their home and stole all their belongings. The bandits had beaten her and her husband severely and they had to seek treatment at both private and public hospitals. The couple survived on their pension and by planting “a little garden.”