PNCR’s Oscar Clarke shot in home invasion
General Secretary of the People’s National Con-gress Reform (PNCR), Oscar Clarke was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) last night after he sustained three gunshot wounds attempting to fend off home invaders.
The area outside the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Hospital was crowded with concerned citizens as well as several members of the PNCR who showed up to support Clarke, 74, and worried members of his family.
According to Linda Clarke, his wife, the ordeal began sometime after 8:00 pm. She explained that after leaving Congress Place, Clarke had picked her up from Stone Avenue, before driving to their home in Plum Park, Sophia.
Linda said that once home, Clarke went into the premises first while she stayed behind and played with the dogs. She said that he used his keys to enter the house since she had left hers at home. She further stated that she called one of her female relatives who came to the bottom of the stairs and asked her “if the boys had come to collect the thing as yet.” She was expecting four of her relatives.
At that very moment four men walked through the gate and approached Linda and her relative and the men were mistaken by the relative for the four persons she had been referring to earlier. However, Linda said that one of the men yelled “police.” She added that when she took a closer look at the persons she realized that she knew none of them.
She said that when she attempted to inquire what they were there for one of the men grabbed her, told her to go inside the house, and then dealt her a slap across her face. Once inside, she said she was made to lie on the floor by one of the intruders who stood over her to ensure she didn’t move. Linda said she heard the men continuously asking “weh de canister deh, weh it deh.” However the woman said that she was and still is oblivious to the “canister” which was being demanded by the men.