“That man shot the vic­tim in the head”

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

“That man shot the vic­tim in the head. I saw eve­ry­thing,” a wit­ness of a shooting in­ci­dent told Ti­mes of Su­ri­na­me. The wit­ness poin­ted out that a man ope­ned fire on a man who sells and buys gold in front of the VCB Bank around 14:30 on Thurs­day. The vic­tim sustai­ned gunshot wounds in his head, bel­ly and foot. “I was in a sto­re. When I ca­me out I saw the per­pet­ra­tor and the vic­tim ar­guing with each other. I ap­pro­a­ched them and told them to stop figh­ting. But they kept cus­sing each other. When I was at a short dis­tan­ce I saw the per­pet­ra­tor pull out a gun and pul­ling the trig­ger. I heard three shots. I wan­ted to pre­vent the shooting but I did not suc­ceed. I al­most got shot too. Af­ter the vic­tim had been shot, I went af­ter the shoo­ter with a few other men. The shoo­ter ran to­wards On­dro­bon and jum­ped in a black car. We had cha­sed the shoo­ter for about 15 mi­nu­tes but he ma­na­ged to es­ca­pe. I do not know why he shot the vic­tim. But it was clear that the two men knew each other well. The vic­tim was al­ways friend­ly and li­ked to tell jo­kes. I know him as a qui­et man. I had ne­ver seen the shoo­ter be­fo­re,” said the wit­ness. A wo­man who was dri­ving along Wa­ter­kant when the shooting took pla­ce told Ti­mes of Su­ri­na­me that she sud­den­ly heard shots being fired. “It was a big shock to me. I could see ma­ny pe­o­p­le run­ning away. Short­ly af­ter­wards I could see a wo­man put­ting a to­wel around a man’s head. The­re was a lot of blood. Eve­ry­bo­dy pa­nick­ed.” Re­ports in­di­ca­te that the vic­tim was rus­hed to the Emer­g­en­cy Room.

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