A taxi driver was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital on Sunday morning, following a shootout between a Police Corporal and two suspected bandits at the La Penitence Market.The injured man is Kennette Hoyte, 49, of Perry Street, Tucville, Greater Georgetown. Based on reports received, the man, who operates his taxi during the Sunday market day, was soliciting passengers when two suspected bandits snatched a gold chain from a Police Corporal who was also at the market.Guyana Times understands that after the men grabbed the gold chain, the Police Corporal who was later identified as Morris Williams whipped out his service revolver and discharged two rounds at the men.In retaliation, the men dropped the gold chain and returned fire. It was during the exchange of gunfire that Hoyte was shot. The two bandits made good their escape on a pedal cycle.It is not clear if Hoyte was accidentally shot by the Policeman or the bandits, but, according to reports, the Corporal was placed under close arrest.The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted. The Police are continuing their investigations into the matter.
Former Chelsea hitman Salomon Kalou Lille are hoping to offload West Ham and Arsenal target Salomon Kalou in order to pursue a move for Jordan Ayew.The French club are desperate to land the Marseille striker this summer but will only be able to afford the deal if they can flog Kalou, who is one of their highest earners.The Hammers and Arsenal have both been heavily linked with the Ivorian forward, who has scored 30 goals in 66 Ligue 1 games since joining from Chelsea back in 2012.And both London clubs could be encouraged to move for Kalou now Lille have opened the door to his departure, according to sources in France. 1