Police investigators have announced that a probe has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a male juvenile, who allegedly committed a crime of simple larceny, in the compound of Republic Bank Limited at Waterloo and New Market Streets, Georgetown, early this morning.
Investigation revealed that about 4:00am, a female security guard on duty at the facility, observed the suspect in the compound in possession of her handbag which she left on a table. She raised an alarm and the suspect dropped the bag and scaled the fence.
The guard then alerted her supervisor from the Professional Guard Service and shortly after a patrol responded.
A male fitting the description of the suspect was seen in the area and was confronted and in this intervening process, a round was discharged from the shotgun in possession of a member of the patrol.
The teen was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital where he is presently undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds to his face and body. His name has not been released.