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Apr 20, 2015

Brazen Shooting on Curl Thompson Street Leaves Two Persons Injured

As we reported earlier, there were six persons injured in three other shootings in the Old Capital, but are not linked. Prior to the murder of Vern Magdaleno at the junction of Faber’s Road and Central American Boulevard, three other persons including a fourteen year old girl had already been shot and transported to the K.H.M.H.  The first shooting on Friday night occurred around seven-thirty on Curl Thompson Street, in the Jane Usher Boulevard area. Fifty-year old Windy Lambey was at her house with family members when she heard the sound of several gunshots coming from the direction of her verandah. She soon realized that her eighteen-year-old son and his seventeen-year-old friend, Aaron Munnings, were being chased by a gunman. Munnings was shot to the jaw and hand, but managed to run inside the house for cover. But that did not stop the gunman, who brazenly pursued his targets into the house, unleashing a barrage of bullets, which caught Lambey on both her legs. Lambey and Munnings were rushed to the K.H.M.H. and Lambey has since been treated and released. Superintendent Hilberto Romero told the media today that the main suspect has been charged.

 

Supt. Hilberto Romero, Head, CIB, Eastern Division

“Wendy Lambey along with Aaron Munnings received gunshot injuries. Aaron Munnings was shot to the right side of the jaw whilst Wendy Lambey received gunshot wounds to both of her legs. For that shooting we have since charged Justin Hyde for two counts of attempt murder, two counts of deadly means of harm and two counts of dangerous harm.”

 

Hilberto Romero

Reporter

“In relation to that same shooting, can you clarify how exactly the lady, Miss Wendy was shot? Because she had initially reported that she was inside the house and when she came out she saw a gunman shooting at her son and a friend.”

 

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes, the information we gathered is that the gunman came, fired at Munnings. He received those injuries and he at some point ran inside the house. The gunman continued to follow him, fired some more shots and that is when Wedny got shot inside her house.”

 

Reporter

“And there were children inside the house?”

 

Justin Hyde

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yeah, there were several persons at that house at the time.”

 

Nineteen year old Justin Hyde, of a Curl Thompson Street address in Belize City, today appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith for the crimes of Attempt Murder, Dangerous Harm and Use of Deadly Means of Harm. No bail could be granted to him due to the nature of the crime and he was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until July fifteenth, 2015.

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