Gunshots fired from AFC official’s Leguan home were aimed at caiman – police told

Gunshots that were fired from the home of an Alliance for Change (AFC) official at Amsterdam, Leguan were aimed at a caiman and were fired by his friend, the official told police yesterday when he was questioned. During the probe the friend was also questioned.

Acting Police Commander of ‘G’ Division Khali Pareshram last night told Stabroek News that the official who has been identified as Kamal Roy Narine and a friend that was at his home at the time of the shooting spoke with investigators yesterday.

Police at Leguan, Region 3 (Essequibo Islands/ West Demerara) launched an investigation into a shooting from the home of Narine, following a report that was made at the police station on Saturday night. The shooting occurred at around 9.45pm on Saturday.

The acting commander explained that Narine owns several fish pounds in his yard and on the night in question he said he saw a caiman, which he believed was eating the fish from the pounds. Upon seeing the caiman, Narine, told investigators, his friend who was in his company and is a licensed firearm holder fired two shots at the reptile.

Pareshram went on to explain that from preliminary investigations it was found that the gunshots fired were not a direct threat to the persons who were fishing on the sea dam. He noted that the men who were fishing on the sea dam were approximately 200 feet away from where the shots were fired.

A police source had told Stabroek News that a report was made to the Leguan police station by three men who were fishing at sea. According to the report made, the men said while they were fishing two shots were fired in their direction.

The police said after a report was made they went to the home of the AFC official, who is also the chairman of the community policing group but calls went unanswered.

Pareshram added that they are conducting further investigations.

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