A 66-year-old East Coast of Demerara man is nursing gunshot wounds to both of his feet after one of his tenants opened fire on him during an argument.
Police investigators say they are making efforts to apprehend the thirty-year-old tenant who did the shooting.
The man reportedly shot the landlord multiple times to his legs after the landlord warned him to discontinue doing illegal business on the property.
According to the Police, “enquiries disclosed that the victim Basil Murray, owns and rents a three story property at Lot 360 Melanie Damishana ECD, where the suspect is one of his tenants.
About 9:15 on Friday night, the victim was making a routine visit to his property, when he met the suspect in the yard and told him he learnt that he (suspect) was selling narcotics on his premises and for him to desist from so doing.
“As a result, a heated argument ensued; during this process, the suspect allegedly whipped out a handgun and discharged several rounds at the victim, hitting him twice to both legs after which he fled the scene” the statement said.
The victim was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he has been admitted in a stable condition, awaiting to undergo surgery.
Investigators have retrieved seven (7) spent shells of a small calibre weapon, at the scene.