Medic shot twice by tenant during dispute over light bill

A 47-year-old medic attached to the Veterans’ Home was shot and injured yesterday morning in full view of his wife, allegedly as a result of an argument with his tenant over the electricity bill at his Kaneville, East Bank Demerara residence.

Andrew Doris, a medic attached to the Veterans’ Home located at South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, sustained two gunshot wounds, one to his left thigh and the other to his right knee, during yesterday’s incident, which was said to have occurred around 9am.

The incident was witnessed by Doris’ wife, Youlandie Doris. Stabroek News understands that Doris owns the Lot 972 Kaneville Housing Scheme, EBD house, but rents a section of the lower flat to the suspect.

Reports are that yesterday morning, Doris went to the suspect’s apartment to enquire about the electricity bill and the two had an exchange of words. The suspect reportedly locked his apartment door to avoid his landlord, but Doris still held on to the door.

As a result, the suspect armed himself with a gun and discharged two warning shots into the air, before allegedly firing three shots at Doris, two of which struck him.

Doris then fell to the ground, after which the suspect rode out of the yard on his bicycle and made good his escape.

Doris was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was treated and later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he remained a patient up to yesterday afternoon. His condition is listed as stable.

The suspect is yet to be apprehended.

The police were summoned and three spent shells were recovered at the scene.

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