Teen shot in face outside Palm Court

A 17-year-old was early yesterday morning shot and injured outside the Palm Court Night Club on Main Street.

The teen has since been identified as Joseph Johnson, son of the owner of Nigel’s Supermarket, Nigel Johnson of Queen Street, Kitty. He has been admitted to the Balwant Singh Hospital where he was scheduled to undergo emergency surgery.

Joseph Johnson
Joseph Johnson

Police in a release said that at about 04:30hs a patron at a night spot on Main Street, Georgetown observed a man attempting to break into his motor vehicle and discharged a round from a firearm at the man. According to the police, the man missed and the bullet struck Johnson to his face.

However, several sources said that this was not the case, but that the two were having an argument when the man fired a round at Johnson, which struck him in his face.

Investigations are in progress.

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.

Most Read This Week

  1. Overseas-based Guyanese shot and robbed after leaving bank

  2. Dynamic Airways files for bankruptcy

  3. Three Guyanese miners shot dead at Venezuela camp – Police

  4. Thirteen prisoners escape from Lusignan

  5. Escapee told cops accomplice gave him cash to travel to West Bank – Persaud

  6. Lusignan 13 escaped via tunnel – Ramjattan

  7. Businessman testifies about runaround to report presidential assassination plot to cops

  8. Four High Court judges for swearing in today


Recommended For You