February 21, 2024



No leads on female friend who sent car for ‘Linden shooting’ victims

Deceased- Delroy Mackenzie

Police ranks investigating the murder of Delroy Mackenzie, which occured on Saturday evening in the vicinity of Sunflower Street, Wismar, have no leads on who the female friend was, who was in communication with Mackenzie at the time of his death. “We don’t have any idea who the female is at this time,” Commander of Region 10 Hugh Winter said. He also related that one of the phones was destroyed, but couldn’t say whether it belonged to the deceased.

The survivor of the shooting, Calvin Daly, who is warded at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), was unable to give officers information on who the female was, since he was only accompanying his friend. On Sunday, Linden police men stumbled upon a fully burnt silver-grey fielder wagon at the Kara Kara Blue Lake.

A post mortem conducted on Mackenzie, opined the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds (a total of nine). Two metal fragments were also retrieved from the deceased’s head and back respectively.

Daly relayed to investigators that he and the deceased left Georgetown because the deceased had asked him to accompany him to visit a female friend in Linden.

About 21:00 hrs, they arrived in Linden via public transportation and went to Church’s to purchase chicken.

The deceased was given directions from his female friend via cellular to join a boat at the last stelling at the McKenzie shore. On arrival at the Wismar shore, the deceased contacted the female via cellular phone and he was told to walk up the road through a street (Sunflower Street).

They then went through the street further down to a bridge and a short distance in the cross street. The deceased then received another phone call in which the female told him to turn around since she will be sending a silver wagon to pick them up.

They then walked out of the street where the said silver wagon car turned around and as Delroy approached the car to open the back door, a male of African descent opened the door first and started to shoot at him and another male came out of the front passenger seat and opened fire too.

He said he ran for cover and left Delroy behind. The car had three male occupants at the time but he did not recognized any of them. They joined the car and continued to drive in a southern direction towards Silver City street.

Calvin received two gunshot wounds on the left and right lower arm with abrasions to both of his arms.

Investigations are continuing.