Grove man shot dead during attempted robbery

Mark London
Mark London

A man was shot dead yesterday morning while trying to flee three men attempting to rob him in the Kaneville/Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.

Dead is Mark London, 24, of Back Street Squatting Area, Grove, who the men tried to rob of his gold chain and mobile phone.

The attack took place at approximately 9am, residents of Alley Street, Kaneville area, where the murder occurred, told Stabroek News. A group said that London tried to escape the three men who accosted him and ran up the street. But the bandits then fired shots at him, resulting in his death.

London collapsed in front of a grocery, called Culture, where residents later gathered and observed the scene. The police were called by residents and arrived within five minutes of being alerted.

Police conducted their investigations with London’s body lying on the road for about three hours and covered it with cardboard boxes and a white bag when it started to rain.

None of the residents that spoke with this newspaper could describe London’s attackers.

Members of London’s family, who later gathered at his home, described him as a decent and humble young man. He worked as a mason, they said. A sister related that she noticed at least four wounds at his side and back, suggesting that he was definitely shot while running away from his attackers. It is unclear how many times he was shot but he bled internally.

Other family members revealed that London was threatened by a former employer over a financial matter and the man had gone as far as to threaten to shoot him. They said that the matter was reported to the Diamond Police Station some time ago.

 

More in Local News

Jaikarran Chandradeo

Two more held as cops look for motive in Corentyne triple murder

Police yesterday detained two more persons as they continued to try to unravel the motive behind the gruesome shooting to death of two men and a teenage boy, whose bodies were discovered at Kokerite Savannah, Mibicuri Creek, on Friday.

These children enjoyed being pushed home by a cousin

Riverstown

Riverstown, a village on the Essequibo Coast, is pressed between Pomona and Airy Hall. Once you cross the railway-like bridge over a black water creek, you’re in Riverstown, where there are more than 700 residents.

Raphael Trotman

SARU operating legally despite absence of legislation

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said on Thursday that the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) is operating legally and despite its inability to prosecute persons, it is currently doing investigative work which is part of its mandate.

Dead: Orin Morris

Sophia stevedore killed in freak accident at wharf

The body of a stevedore attached to the John Fernandes Limited, Water Street wharf was retrieved from the Demerara River on Thursday evening, more than a day after he was involved in a freak accident.

The old abandoned Moco-Moco Hydropower Station

2018 deadline set for completion of Moco-Moco hydropower facility

Due diligence is currently being done on two firms that had bid to rehabilitate the Moco-Moco hydropower facility and the project should be completed by the end of 2018, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson says.

Devika Tinsarran after she lost all her hair due to chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Breast cancer survivor turned advocate urges women to get screened early

For many who receive a breast cancer diagnosis, hearing from others who have survived it can be a great source of comfort and support.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.



Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: