Ex-soldier died from gunshot wounds – autopsy

first_imgThe finding of the autopsy done on the body of Marlon Rodney, the ex-soldier who was shot at the junction of Durban Street and Mandela Avenue in Georgetown during a heated argument with two men, is that he died as a result of gunshot wounds.Rodney was shot at least four times on April 25, 2019 during a heated argument over money owed to one of his assailants. During the incident, 20-year-old Shaquille Dion of Durban Street, Georgetown, who was passing at the time, also sustained gunshot injury, but has since been discharged from the hospital.Guyana Times was told that the shooting occurred at about 09:30h, and stemmed from a disagreement Rodney had had with one of the gunmen. According to reports, Rodney and one of the men reportedly had had a heated argument over money owed to him by Rodney when the suspect left and returned with two others.Following another headed argument, the trio, who were reportedly brandishing guns, opened fire on Rodney. Following the shooting, the suspects escaped.An investigation has since been launched.last_img read more


FIFA probes empty seats at World Cup match in Yekaterinburg

first_img0Shares0000There were rows of empty orange seats at the freshly rebuilt arena in the industrial city, situated in the Ural Mountains. Photo/COURTESYMOSCOW, Russia, June 15 – FIFA is investigating why Egypt and Uruguay were playing in front of thousands of empty seats at their World Cup match in Yekaterinburg on Friday.There were rows of empty orange seats at the freshly rebuilt arena in the industrial city, situated in the Ural Mountains. The two soaring temporary seating sections at either end of the pitch appeared to be almost completely full, with one dominated by Egyptian fans and the other by the Uruguayans.The seats are technically only supposed to be sold to Russian nationals.FIFA said nearly all the available tickets had been sold and it was investigating why there were so many no-shows.“We can confirm that 32,278 tickets have been allocated for the match between Egypt and Uruguay in Yekaterinburg. The FIFA World Cup stadium capacity is 33,061,” a spokesman for the football’s world governing body told AFP.“The fact that the actual attendance doesn’t reflect the amount of allocated tickets can be due to different factors, which FIFA is currently investigating.”FIFA has allocated about 2.5 million tickets to the month-long showpiece, with Russian organisers saying that nearly all the tickets have already been sold.Russians accounted for 46 percent of ticket sales, with the United States buying nearly 90,000.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more