Sophia couple injured after gunmen open fire

POLICE are on the hunt for three men who shot and injured a 34-year-old businesswoman and her reputed husband, a 47-year-old minibus driver, at their ‘B’ Field, Sophia home, on Thursday night.

According to a police press release, the businesswoman lives at the aforementioned address with her spouse and their two children. She operates a grocery shop at the front of the residence.

The woman’s husband claimed that at approximately 21:20 hours, his wife was sitting and conversing with her friend in front of her store when he observed an unknown black tinted motorcar, model and registration number unknown, drive up from the northern direction, on B Field, and stop in front of the shop. At the time he was sitting in the shop.

“The three suspects exited the car, all armed with handguns and faces covered with masks. The suspects approached his wife and discharged several rounds at him and his wife” the press release stated.

Subsequently, the gunmen re-entered the car and made good their escape.

The man told investigators that he immediately picked up his reputed wife and escorted her to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in his minibus.

He received two gunshot injuries to his upper back, while his wife received gunshot injuries to her right side face, two to her right arm and one to her left elbow.

Both victims are presently receiving treatment at the GPHC’s Intensive Care Unit and their conditions are listed as stable.

Police said that the scene was processed and four 9MM spent shells and a suspected warhead were found.

CCTV cameras attached to the shop were viewed, and footage was extracted.

Investigations are in progress.

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