There's a lot of pain in Guyana at the moment. No-one can understand why innocent children can be gunned down, let alone their adult relatives. The pain of the families of the 11 people who lost their lives in Lusignan is being felt across the country.
There are messages of condolences all evening on the TV and radio and rumours are flying about as to what will happen next. Church leaders are mobilising to bring peace and stability to a place shocked by needless violence and to avoid civil unrest.
As with the rest of the nation we send out our heartfelt support in thoughts and prayers to those who remain to deal with this tragedy.