Man gunned down by masked shooter in Albouystown

A man was gunned down by a masked assailant in Albouystown early yesterday morning while playing cards with friends.

Orvin Weekes, 30, of WW7 North East La Penitence, was shot in a yard at Curtis Street, Albouystown and witnesses have indicated that the shooter was known to him.

Police, who in an official statement gave the victim’s last name as “Milton,” said the crime occurred at 12:50am, when a man approached him and discharged a round that hit him to the body. Weekes was subsequently pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Members of Weekes’ family said they had no idea who would have wanted to take his life.

Although it was reported that a single shot was fired, Crime Chief Leslie James yesterday told Stabroek News that a number of 9mm spent shells …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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