An America Street money-changer is now in critical condition after he was shot and robbed yesterday morning during an attack by a gunman, a short while after exiting a speedboat at the Georgetown stelling.
Mahendra Deonarine, called “Buddy,” of Plantain Walk, Klien Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara (WBD), was shot once to his abdomen and is currently a patient at Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. His condition is listed as critical.
Stabroek News understands that the attack occurred around 10.30am just after Deonarine exited a speedboat which operates from Vreed-en-Hoop to the Georgetown Ferry Stelling.
At the time of the incident, Deonarine was on his way to America Street, where he operates as a money changer. He was, however, approached by the gunman, who shot and relieved him of an undisclosed amount of cash.
The gunman then made good his escape.