Teen shot during Phagwah celebrations

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A 19-year-old was shot in the leg while playing Phagwah with his friends in Albouystown around 18:00hrs on Friday.

Reports indicate that the teen and his friends visited the Albouystown area to play Phagwah when someone in the crowd discharged a loaded firearm, hitting him in the left upper leg.

He was picked up by the police and escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted for surgery. Medical personnel at the hospital said the bullet did not exit his body. Police are investigating the incident.