Popular local disc jockey Curtis ‘Casual’ Armstrong remains a patient of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) after being shot twice early yesterday morning following the Easter Fest concert at the Providence National Stadium.
Armstrong, 34, of Guyhoc Park was shot to his abdomen and left arm around 4 am after becoming involved in an argument with two men in the car park of the stadium. Another man, Sean Hinds, 30, of North Ruimveldt, was also shot during the altercation but was released from the hospital after being treated for the bullet wound to his left thigh.
According to Hinds, the argument had begun in the VIP section of the concert when Armstrong had gone to get some ice. The dispute later moved to the car park following the show’s conclusion.
Hinds told Stabroek News that both he and Armstrong had thought the matter finished when they had left the concert. However, they were approached by the three men from the concert as they prepared to head home. Hinds stated that an argument erupted between `Casual’ and the men which quickly became physical. Guns were soon drawn and about seven shots were fired.
Hinds is uncertain about how he was shot because at the time of the scuffle he had been trying to calm down the third attacker.
He added that after realizing that his friend had been shot, he hurried the injured man into the vehicle to take him to the hospital. Their assailants managed to escape. “He was bleeding badly after he was shot,” Hinds said.
Armstrong was conscious but in great pain on his arrival at GPH.
Close friends of the DJ revealed that he is doing well following surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.
The shooting raised renewed questions about security at stadium concerts and how weapons are getting past detectors.