Timehri youth gunned down in Sophia

Dead: Ronsley Clarke

 A Timehri youth was gunned down in Sophia last evening in front of his friends by a man he had a disagreement with over a month ago.

Dead is Ronsley Clarke, 21, of Fire Station Road, who was shot three times about his body in ‘C’ Field, Sophia.

The shooting occurred between 6.30 pm and 7 pm.

Alisha Thomas,  Clarke’s girlfriend, told Stabroek News last night at the Georgetown Public Hospital that she, Clarke and some of their friends were hanging out at the southern end of ‘C’ Field when the attack took place.

“Since last night we went on a dance in Sophia and tonight again everybody enjoying themselves at the Iron Bar corner in ‘C’ Field by the Blacka, because is Blacka’s [a shop owner] birthday and everybody drinking and smoking and enjoying themselves and all of a sudden we just see he [the perpetrator] walking slow and chipping coming,” Thomas said.

After the man approached the group, he reportedly opened fire on Clarke “and he just pull out he gun and start laying shots on my boy.”

“Like three to four shots ketch he and he run through a corner and he fall down and the man just run away and disappear ’cause everybody scatter when he start shooting,” Thomas said.

She added that an ambulance rushed to the area not too long after and they were told that Clarke had died. The police arrived shortly after and escorted Clarke’s body to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was officially declared dead.

Thomas related that even though she was aware that Clarke and the man, who lives in Sophia, had a recent feud, she was unsure of what it was about or why he would want to murder her boyfriend.

The police were on the hunt for the gunman up to press time last night.

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