Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Joel Amad, 19, a miner of Anarika, Essequibo River which occurred about 19:20hrs last evening at 17 Miles, Rockstone Village, Essequibo River.
The body which bore a suspected gunshot injury to the stomach is presently at the Linden Hospital Complex Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.
Investigations revealed that earlier yesterday, Amad visited his child’s mother at Rockstone Village; about 19:00hrs he reportedly ventured into the forest nearby to hunt and shortly after a loud explosion was heard.
On investigating Amad’s body was discovered in a pool of blood.
An investigation is in progress.