Two soldiers hurt in accidental shooting at Tacama

At approximately 1630 hours today, two ranks stationed at the Colonel John Clarke Military School at Tacama were injured when two rounds were accidentally discharged from a firearm, a release from the Guyana Defence Force said this afternoon.

The injured are Lt Othneil Hope and RCT Vernon Harding. Both ranks are currently at the GPHC receiving treatment for their injuries, the GDF said.

The Guyana Defence Force has initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Further details will be released as they are made available, the release added.



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