Man in pain after fight over bar stool
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A MAN was shot twice after an argument over a seat on a stool turned deadly in the wee hours of Friday morning at the popular Blue Martini Club at Lamaha and De Abreu Streets, Newtown, Georgetown.

Injured is Neil Dutchin, 51, of North Road, Bourda, Georgetown. He was admitted at a private city hospital and his condition is listed as critical.

Reports indicate that Dutchin was at the bar drinking alcoholic beverages with a friend who is a construction worker. They were sitting at the bar.

Dutchin reportedly left to use the washroom facilities and returned shortly after to find the suspect sitting in his seat.

He then informed the man that he was seated on the stool previously and it was still being utilised.

This resulted in an argument that escalated and the suspect left the bar. After Dutchin sat and resumed his conversation with his friend, the suspect returned with an armed accomplice.

The men confronted Dutchin and another argument ensued during which Dutchin was shot twice– once to the right side abdomen and once to the upper left thigh.

The attackers then fled the bar and boarded a waiting vehicle that sped away.
Dutchin was picked up in a bloodied state and rushed to the hospital where he was admitted. He underwent a surgery to remove the bullet from his abdomen.

Police later visited the scene but no spent shell was found; however, a broken number plate matching the one on the getaway car was recovered.

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