13 years old Antwon John of Arukamai Village, North West District was shot to his right shoulder on Monday at around 13:30hrs in the Barima River, North West District.
According to reports, John and two other men were in a boat catching fish when he (John) heard what appeared to be gun shots. He further stated that he and the other men took cover and saw two boats moving at a fast rate of speed heading for the Guyana/Venezuela Border. John further stated that he then felt a burning sensation to his shoulder. The victim was taken to the Mabaruma Regional Hospital and is being treated. Investigations are ongoing.