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The Liberia National Police detachment in Margibi County has launched a ‘manhunt’ for a 22 year-old man for allegedly shooting a 28 year-old man over the weekend in Kakata.

Authorities at the LNP detachment in Kakata say suspect Paul Larmah on Sunday allegedly shot Cyrus Matadi in the Telecom Community, 14th Road Suburb Victim Cyrus Matadi, operates a tea shop in the community, but was shot by Paul Larmah while trying to urinate. Explaining his ordeal, victim Matadi said suspect Larmah allegedly advanced toward him by pointing a single barrel short gun at him, saying either you “stick up or be shot”.

According to eyewitnesses in the area, the victim who knows Paul Larmah very well took the statement as a mere joke. They further explained that in the process, the alleged perpetrator raised the gun and pointed it at the right side of the victim and immediately fired him in closed range.

Eyewitnesses further that the shooting led to victim Cyrus receiving serious wound on his right jaw. They indicated that after the shooting, the alleged suspect escaped the scene to an unknown location and police have since launched a ‘manhunt for him’.

But according to LINA, the victim who is seeking medical attention at the C. H. Rennie Memorial Hospital in Kakata said prior to the shooting he had had no conflict with Paul Larmah though he only knew him as a motorcyclist.

Matadi said he was very shocked and astonished to have been shot by his assailant who he had no rough encounter with previously. However, police in the area are seeking the cooperation of the public regarding the location of suspect Paul Larmah as a cash prize waits committed Liberian.

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