Wildlife exporter identified as Albouytown shooting victim

-cops say robbery was motive for attack

The police have identified the victim of Thursday afternoon’s shooting in Albouystown, Georgetown and have established robbery as the motive for the attack.

The wounded man has been identified as Amole Fox, 44, a wildlife exporter of 94 Regent and King streets, Georgetown.

Fox, police said, sustained a gunshot wound to the lower right leg and a bullet grazed his head.

Commander of ‘A’ Division Marlon Chapman said initial investigations revealed that two men attacked Fox on Thursday at around 1.30 pm, at 138 Victoria Street, Albouystown.

But he added that when Fox went to the police, he told investigators that three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, robbed him of his haversack in the Victoria Street yard.

The bag contained a bunch of keys, a cellular phone and some medication for animals.Fox and his attackers were engaged in an altercation in the yard and he suffered the gunshot injuries. Fox was taken to the hospital and later discharged after receiving medical attention.

Police have arrested a Lance Corporal of the Joint Services and another individual since the shooting.

Investigators retrieved a live round as well as a spent shell, both of different calibres, from the scene.

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