first_img…21-year-old arrestedA father of two was on Wednesday morning shot dead at Old Road, Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD) by two gunmen, who attempted to relieve him of the gold chain he was wearing.Purcell Moore, who is visiting Guyana from Cayenne, was reportedly shot at least four times by two pedal cycle bandits who attempted to snatch his chain. TheDead: Purcell Mooreshooting incident occurred mere minutes after the 42-year-old left his parent’s house at Old Road, Craig.Guyana Times was told that the clothes vendor arrived in the country two weeks ago to spend time with his parents. When this newspaper visited the dead man’s parents’ home; his niece, Nicarla Lamazion, explained that her uncle left home at about 05:30h and by the time he reached the end of the concrete strip, she heard four gunshots.She initially thought the sounds of the bullets came from another direction but within minutes, a resident rushed to their home to inform them of the shooting. She noted that without hesitation, she rushed to the scene where she saw her uncle lying in a pool of blood.“I tried to lift him up but he wasn’t responding… by then some boys come with a car and we took him to the Diamond Hospital but he was already dead,” she added. She however, noted that based on reports received, her uncle had a scuffle with two men prior to the shooting incident. The chain, which the men attempted to take away, was found lying next to his body.With tears in her eyes, she described her uncle as a “good soul”.A sister of the dead man, Kim (only name given), explained that she reached to work at about 07:15h and after some time, she received the message that her brother was “no more”. She immediately rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where she saw her brother’s body.“His head had a big hole at the back with blood oozing out,” she recalled. She too stated that he did not have any issues with anyone. The aggrieved sister further stated that her brother’s two children, who reside in Cayenne, were informed of their father’s death.Meanwhile, Police in a statement revealed that one of the suspects, a 21-year-old of 14th Avenue, Diamond New Housing Scheme, EBD, was apprehended and is being questioned in connection with the murder.The Police are in pursuit of the second suspect as investigations continue.last_img read more