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Nov 23, 2015

Gunmen Take Aim at Liston Myers

Chester Williams

Meanwhile, police has one person in detention for the murder attempt on the life of Liston Myers. While it is not believed that he was the intended target, around seven Sunday morning, two gunmen aimed their rifles in the direction of Myers and another man who were walking on Antelope Street in Belize City. Several bullets were fired and Myers was hit, while his friend escaped unhurt. He was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he remains in a stable condition. Senior Superintendent Williams says that they are looking for a second person in connection with this shooting.

 

Sr. Supt. Chester Williams, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

“That incident took place yesterday morning around seven a.m. and it took place on Antelope Street extension and not Orange Street. Mister Myers was walking in that area in the company of another male person when they were shot at by two male persons—one of whom is already in our custody.”

 

Duane Moody

“Talk to us about where he got injured.”

 

Sr. Supt. Chester Williams

“He got shot on the body. He is currently in the hospital in a stable condition.”

 

Duane Moody

“Sir any motive behind this shooting?”

 

Sr. Supt. Chester Williams

“We believe that the other person, whose company he was in, was the intended target, but that’s the motive we have.”

 

Duane Moody

“Is that person known to police as being affiliated with any gang? Why would somebody want to target that person?”

 

Sr. Supt. Chester Williams

“The person yes is known to police. I will not go into too much details in terms of saying who the person is, but yes, the person who he was with is known to the police.”

 

Duane Moody

“You said that you have one person in custody and that you are looking for a second person. Are those persons gang affiliates or known to the police as well?”

 

Sr. Supt. Chester Williams

“Yes, the person we have in custody is a newcomer to these type of incidents and yes the other person who we are looking for is known to police of being involved in gang activities.”

 

Duane Moody

“Has the weapon been recovered?”

 

Sr. Supt. Chester Williams

“No, not as yet.”

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