Truck driver shot as gun accidentally goes off

first_imgA 29-year-old security guard attached to the KGM Security Service is now in Police custody after he accidentally shot a truck driver at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Friday evening.Injured is 41-year-old Richard Thomas, who is attached to Jaisingh’s Trucking Services.Based on reports received, the alleged shooter was sitting in the tray of a pick-up truck bearing registration number GTT 4834 belonging to the Barama Company.While in the tray, he had the gun on his lap but as the driver manoeuvred along the roadway, the truck slipped into a pothole thus causing the gun to bounce several times and it accidentally went off.As a result, Thomas was shot to his left ankle and right knee. He was quickly rushed to the Diamond hospital where he was treated and later sent away.The firearm has since been lodged at the Police Station as investigations into the incident are continuing.last_img