Woman, three teens chopped by Sophia man

A Sophia man went berserk last night and launched a cutlass attack on his reputed wife and three children at approximately 10:30 pm in D Field Sophia.

Shaun Fordyce allegedly hacked away at Dorothy Blackman known as `Paper Lady’ after she had gotten dressed to buy phone cards at a nearby shop.

The man used a cutlass and chopped the woman across her face and her shoulders before turning

Dorothy Blackman
Dorothy Blackman

his attention to the three teenagers. All of the teens were chopped to their hands as they put them up to defend themselves from the attack. Neighbours who were at the Georgetown Public Hospital told Stabroek News that Blackman and two of the teens were taken into surgery while the other was being treated by emergency doctors.

Blackman’s niece stated that her aunt and Fordyce were in a fight prior to the chopping and noted that the man went wild and wouldn’t stop. She said that the chopping rampage did not last very long and that the man ran after he realized what he had done. Police arrived shortly after and the victims were rushed to the GPHC.

One of the neighbours who accompanied the victim stated that they heard screams and people rushed to see what the commotion was about and were terrified by the scene.

An officer at GPHC stated that it appeared that the man may have been delusional and that police were still searching D Field Sophia for him.

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