Businessman held after reportedly firing shots at wife

A city businessman was up to press time last evening in police custody after he reportedly fired several shots at his wife, a senior police official has confirmed.

Stabroek News understands that the businessman and his wife had an argument at their Vreed-en-Hoop home on Wednesday over money during which he fired his gun several times at the woman. The woman managed to flee to safety without sustaining any injuries. The businessman is said to have been intoxicated at the time of the shooting incident.

A report was made to police as a result of which the businessman was arrested and an investigation launched.

A source close to the couple said that the woman hid in the bedroom while he fired two shots. According to the source, the businessman is a very jealous and violent man and had been in court previously for domestic violence.

The source stated that the woman is a businesswoman who runs a general store.

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