D’Ur­ban St busi­ness­man fa­tally shot by ban­dit

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A well-known city busi­ness­man was fa­tally shot by a ban­dit yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports reach­ing Stabroek News, God­frey Sci­pio, 64, of D’Ur­ban Street, also known as ‘Saga’, was in Kitty when he was robbed at gun­point and sub­se­quently shot sev­eral times. The man was rushed to the Wood­lands Hospi­tal where he died around 8:00 pm.

Fam­ily mem­bers and close friends gath­ered at the hospi­tal last night and broke down in tears af­ter they con­firmed that Sci­pio had died from his in­juries. They all said that they are un­sure of what hap­pened and all rushed from their re­spec­tive homes when they heard of the news.

Sci­pio was a well­known busi­ness­man around the Stabroek Mar­ket area as he owned a whole­sale and re­tail busi­ness near the Ber­bice bus park. The man was known for wear­ing heavy gold jewellery and was re­mem­bered by his fam­ily for be­ing a jovial and easy go­ing per­son who was friends with ev­ery­one.

Up to press time last night the po­lice were un­able to give any de­tails on what tran­spired. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice sources, they were not alerted to the in­ci­dent un­til the man was taken to the hospi­tal.

“We re­ceived a re­port about a sus­pect go­ing to the hospi­tal with gun­shot wounds but it wasn’t un­til we got there that we re­al­ized it wasn’t a sus­pect but a vic­tim,” a source re­vealed to Stabroek News. No one has been ar­rested as yet.

God­frey ‘Saga’ Sci­pio

Fam­ily mem­bers and close friends watch­ing on as God­frey Sci­pio’s body is placed into the Lyken’s Funeral Home’s hearse last night at the Wood­lands Hospi­tal.

God­frey ‘Saga’ Sci­pio

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