French Guiana-based Guyanese shot dead at Craig

Police are investigating the murder of Purcell Moore Jr., 42 year, of First Street, Craig, East Bank Demerara and Cayenne, French Guiana which occurred about 07:00hrs his morning, at Old Road Craig, in the vicinity of the ‘short cut’ allegedly by three male suspects who are currently being sought.

Initial investigations, police said, revealed that the victim was on his way home when he was confronted by the suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun. An argument reportedly erupted between the victim and the suspects and it escalated into a scuffle, during which the armed suspect allegedly discharged several rounds at the victim who fell after which they fled the scene.

The victim was rushed to the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. The body bore a suspected gunshot wound to the right side chest and lacerations to the head.

Investigators have retrieved two spent shells of a small calibre weapon, at the scene.

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