Family members have been left in disbelief as a North Road, Lacytown woman battles for her life after being shot by her 72-year-old reputed husband, who also turned the gun on himself and took his own life.
The incident took place just after 6:00pm on Wednesday evening at the couple’s 24 North Road, Bourda home.
The dead man has been identified as well known miner, Theodore Adams.
His 42-year-old reputed wife, Sarojini Warnauth, was rushed to a city hospital with a gunshot wound to the face.
Police investigators were called to the scene after receiving multiple calls about the incident. The man died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Adams operated a mining camp in the Mazaruni area and was a licensed firearm holder, according to sources.
The investigation is ongoing.