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May 22, 2015

Luis Dominguez is Shot on J.R. Street

Luis Dominguez

A Belize City resident was shot on Thursday night in Belize City. Thirty two year old Luis Dominguez was riding his bike on JR Street shortly before eight last night when a man came out of a yard and fired several shots at him. Dominguez, we understand, was hit twice, once to the neck area and once to the face. Police have since detained one person in connection with this incident. Today we spoke with person who wished to appear off camera. She told us that Dominguez had just left her yard and a few minutes later he ran back to her house bleeding saying that he had been shot:

 

Voice of: Resident

Everybody mi deh eena di house when the shooting happened. All I hear dah bout two gunshot the most and by the time I her the two gunshot, I di look fi pull up the door and see the young man because he mi done come eena my yard already and he di look fi come up my step. He run come een and say, “ah get shot. Ah get shot. Ah get shot” yuh know and that dah weh mek everybody come outside and come help to render assistance fi the young man. By that time I open my door and ask ah, ‘weh yuh get shot.’ And he answer me and he say he get two gunshot I she, “weh paat yuh get shot” because I si blood di come from ih nose and ih mouth and he say that ih get shot inna neck right, suh I say tun mek I si and he turn pahn the left side ah neck, I si the bullet hole right deh suh. I run come een side fi a shirt  because ih blood mi di run and wrap it round ih neck    and I tell ah fi apply pressure fi mek ih nuh lose lotta blood”

 

Andrea Polanco

Did he tell you if he if he saw, perhaps, he mi si who shot ah? Was he able to say anything like that?”

 

Voice of: Resident

“Well, yeah. He know who shot he. He say he know who shot ah but probably he tell police dah who.”

 

Andrea Polanco

”Did he say if he was being followed or anything? Was he on bike? Was he walking?”

 

Voice of: Resident

“Well, he neva say if he mi di get followed or anything because he mi deh right yah suh inna the yard and I mi deh upstairs. I open my door and he ride out and I close my door back because he mi come see my gentleman but my gentleman neva mi deh home at dah time deh suh”

 

Andrea Polanco

Do u guys known if he has ever been threatened or anything like that?”

 

Voice of: Resident

“Well, no, dah like I say, I nuh really know ah to that extent to say if he dah wah gange person or so, but I nuh know ah as wah gang person. Majority of that time when he hail me dah because he deh pahn fi he job site because he work pahn the street and suh. Back yah suh weh he get shot, completely dark because he get shot inna wah dark area, yuh know deh way deh suh? Because when the assailant do come out afta he, with all the deh bush weh deh round yah suh need fi chop out yuh know deh kinda way deh mommy?”

 

Dominguez remains hospitalized at the KHMH. 

 

 

 

 

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