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Feb 12, 2015

Shooting in the City

Mark Alamilla

There was another shooting, but in the city. Thirty-year-old Mark Alamilla, known to friends and family as Chabo, remains hospitalized tonight, following a near-fatal shooting a stone’s throw away from his home in Majestic Alley.  It is the second armed assault on Alamilla since last September when he, along with three other men, came under attack by an unknown gunman.  Sometime after one o’clock this morning, Chabo was shot twice by a lone assailant who pursued him as he made his way on foot through nearby Brides’ Alley.  When police responded to the scene of the shooting they found Alamilla suffering from gunshot wounds to the lower back and abdomen.  While police are investigating that incident, News Five understands that an internal investigation is being conducted within the department since it is alleged that high ranking officers interfered with the detention of a suspect following the shooting.  Allegations are that the individual had in his possession a licensed firearm belonging to his security company at the time he was arrested on Handyside Street, but was freed without being charged because of the intervention of the senior officers.  Mark Alamilla, along with twenty-six-year-old John Avilez, twenty-eight-year-old William Savery and twenty-eight-year-old Nigel Ferguson were all injured during a deadly shooting on Angel Lane on the night of September seventeenth.  The men were socializing under a shed when a shooter emerged from a vehicle and opened fire on them.  Avilez died on the scene, while his cousin Leon Savery succumbed to injuries a few weeks later.  Alamilla remains at the K.H.M.H. where he is listed in a stable condition.

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2 Responses for “Shooting in the City”

  1. Spike says:

    I think Belize was better off as a colony. At least there wasn’t such killing in the streets of the old capital. I think P.M. Barrow should ask Britain to take Belize back as a colony. Independence just hasn’t worked out.

  2. timber says:

    I second that motion and have mentioned that several times. We were not ready.

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