Man shot while defending employer from bandits

A man was shot in his leg today outside the Wizz Electronic Store on Alexander Street, Kitty after running to the rescue of his employer who was attacked and reportedly robbed by two armed men.

According to reports, the robbery occurred around 10:30 hrs. When Stabroek News arrived at the scene the store was shut and the visibly traumatized employees declined to comment on what had occurred.

Eyewitnesses said that the man who was shot was known as “Red Man” and worked the store as a sales clerk. “I had just passed there and then when I come in this place I heard the noise but I thought it was squib. Is when the thing done that I realize that is we friend get shoot,” a woman said. She related that the man was trying to rescue his employer as she was being robbed.

Another eyewitness said he saw the owner of the store get out of her car as a motorcycle stopped behind her. “After she come out, the men pull at her and she started to holler,” he related. At that very moment, he said, ‘Red Man’ was carrying a fridge out of the store. “Like he tried to help her or something and then the men start to shoot.”

“When a man hears gunshots he has to look and all I see was the men jumping on the bike and riding away,” another man said. He expounded that he was on the roof of a house doing repairs when he heard the uproar. “I thought it was squib because it common in this place.”

He said that the police arrived about 20 minutes after the incident.

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