Werk-en-Rust shop owner shot during altercation

The police say they are investigating a shooting incident which occurred about 11:20 am today at Leopold and Breda streets, Werk-en-Rust during which shop owner, Jacqueline Lagnah, 55, of 83 Leopold and Breda streets, sustained two suspected gunshot injuries to her lower back. She is presently receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and is said to be in a critical state.

A male known only as ‘Barney’ with whom one of the suspects had an altercation last night and who the suspect had accused of robbing his (the suspect’s) friend, was allegedly stabbed during the incident this morning, but his whereabouts at this time are unknown.

Two male suspects, from East and South Ruimveldt, Georgetown have been taken into custody along with a motor car in which they were intercepted, shortly after the incident.

Preliminary investigations, revealed that the suspects, allegedly armed with handguns, arrived at the location in a motor car; another heated altercation ensued with Barney who was allegedly stabbed in the face and the suspects began shooting indiscriminately thereby resulting in the woman being injured.

 

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