Soesdyke 74-year- old accused of shooting at miner

A 74-year-old man accused of shooting at a miner was on Friday granted bail in the sum of $100,000 when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

The allegation against Maxi Chung is that on May 8 at Georgetown, with intent to maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm, he discharged a loaded firearm at Ganesh Ramrattan. The Goorahoo Street, Soesdyke resident pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Meanwhile, Ramrattan, a miner, denied that on the same day he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Chung. He was placed on $50,000 bail.

Chung’s attorney informed the court that his client has been a licensed firearm holder for the past 37 years and he was never involved in such a matter before.

No facts of what transpired on the day in question were presented to the court, and neither did the prosecution object to the men being granted their pretrial liberty. The matters will be called again on July 18 for statements.

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