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Jul 9, 2014

PIV Gang Leader, Edwin Flowers, is shot to the forehead

Urban warfare continues to grip the city. On Tuesday night around nine o’clock, PIV gang leader, thirty-one year old Edwin Flowers, was shot to the head, but has so far survived the shooting and is in a stable condition at the K.H.M.H. Flowers was shot to the forehead, left arm and upper chest. While police were only able to recover nine, nine-millimeter Aguila brand expended shells from the scene, they have increased police patrols in the city’s hotspots. It is not known who opened fire on Flowers as he socialized with his common-law wife and another person at his house on Neal’s Pen Road. A lone gunman came out of nearby bushes and unleashed a barrage of bullets on the trio.

 

ASP Calbert Flowers, Acting O.C., Precinct 2, Belize City Police

“Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they observed a male person later identified as Edwin Flowers of a Neal Pen Road address suffering from several gunshot wounds including one to the forehead. Investigation so far reveals that sometime around nine-ten p.m., Mister Flowers was at home along with two other persons when one person approached the area and started to fire shots in their direction causing the injuries to Mister Flowers. He was transported to the hospital where he currently remains in a stable condition. Our investigation into this latest shooting continues and we are approaching it from all different angles. We are yet to determine the exact motive of this shooting, however, we believe that it may be connected to the shootings within the past weeks that has been happening within the precinct area. We have been receiving all types of information and we have been acting on those information. Again we have stepped up our patrols since last week in the entire area, the south side of Belize City and in particular the Martin’s Area. So yes, we believe that there may be some form of retaliation, however, we have launched our operation in preparation for this.”

 

Duane Moody

“Sir, has anyone been detained as yet?”

 

ASP Calbert Flowers

Calbert Flowers

“We have detained several persons for question; however, no one has been detained as a main suspect in this shooting.”

 

Reporter

“Are any precaution being taken at the hospital in terms of special security measures being that he is seen as a gang leader?”

 

ASP Calbert Flowers

“Since the incident, we have police officers who are assigned to the K.H.M.H. we continue to receive information of threats and we are putting things in place for these threats.”

 

According to ASP Flowers, they are in the process of meeting with known members of these gang groups before any shooting matter or any loss of life. 

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4 Responses for “PIV Gang Leader, Edwin Flowers, is shot to the forehead”

  1. Rod says:

    This useless corrupt pm and gov are so corrupt instead of getting tough on crime they pay these people to stay at home and smoke weed useless gov. Now 4533 murders and counting.

  2. concerned belizean says:

    I say we build a large fence around the gang infested area. send a couple scud missiles in the area and then we re-populate location. Just a suggestion.

  3. jorge says:

    Where is the GSU? Since Vidal gone, the city is in a mess. Looks like mr linden can’t take control of the gangs like Vidal did

  4. Christy says:

    Government is so corrupted… Wtf gang leader needs police protection smh… When Edwin was killing innocent pple he didn’t need protection but his uncle ASP Flowers is making sure he gets one.. I tell u about karma..

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