Prison club shooting Former inmates could be involved -Erskine
September 28, 2002
Former inmates could have been involved in Thursday's attack on the Georgetown Prison Club which resulted in six persons being shot and injured.
Director of Prisons, Dale Erskine told Stabroek News yesterday there had been several reports in the prison about prisoners threatening to return once released to shoot at the club.
At about 8 pm on Thursday evening six men stopped their car on Camp Street between the prison building and the sports club and begun spraying the building with gunfire.
Superintendent of Prisons, Maurice Greene and 52-year-old Lloyd Bruce, an ex-prison officer of Vryhied's Lust were injured. Meanwhile Mohammed Alli, 25, and Audwyn Alfred, 36, two prisoners who had been painting a fence at the club and Simeon Marc, 36, who was shot when a bullet pierced the Camp St prison also received gunshot injuries.
Karen Sobers, who was on her way to her Bent Street home was caught in the crossfire and she was shot twice, on her upper back and shoulder.
While the others were treated and sent away, Bruce, Marc and Sobers were all admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital but are said to be in stable condition.
Relating the incident to Stabroek News, Erskine said the gunmen pulled up in the car and two of them immediately got out of the back seat and opened fire on the club.
He said before the car stopped some officers and two prisoners were painting a fence while other officers were having a drink during a game of dominoes. They heard a single shot which gave them a warning and the men ducked for cover so when the car stopped they were aware that they were under attack.
According to the prison director two of the men then entered the sports club and fired in the upper flat of the building where the officers are usually located but no one was there at the time since they had all taken evasive action.
It was just before the gunmen left the scene they opened fire on the prisons, injuring one prisoner in the process.
Several bullet holes were found in the wall of the dormitory of the prison and the administration building. The fence and the walls of the club were also riddled with bullets.