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As of this morning, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, police have not arrested anyone in connection with the shooting death of a security guard of Cantonement, Vieux-Fort, nor established a motive for the killing.
Guyanese-born national, Paschall Hyacinth, 53, alias ‘Commando’ who was employed with Icon Security Limited, was shot dead in a security booth while on duty at Essential Hardware at the Industrial Estate in Vieux-Fort, last Saturday, about 11 p.m.
Hyacinth, who was unarmed, was pronounced dead at the St. Jude Hospital with multiple gunshots wounds about his body.
According to Inspector Marcellinus Leonce of the Vieux-Fort Police Station, so far they have no leads into the matter but are continuing their investigations.
He said it appears that the deceased was shot with a shotgun.
Leonce said that at the moment, he cannot say whether the deceased was robbed, adding that they are trying to ascertain whether he was.
The manager of Essential Hardware said nothing was stolen from the business.
According to the deceased man’s wife, Francisca Hyacinth, she has no idea what her husband had left home with, so can’t say whether he was robbed of anything.
She described her husband as a very quiet individual who hardly went out and did not have too many friends.
Hyacinth said the incident has left the entire family in shock and grief.
In the meantime rumours are abound as to the motive for the killing.