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Nov 11, 2016

Minor Killed; Adult Male Severely Hurt in “Drive-by” Shooting

A minor is dead following a shooting incident on Daly Street this evening. The minor was accompanied by an adult who remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Sometime around four-thirty p.m. they came under gunfire as they were making their way on a bicycle towards Craig Street.  It is reported that as many as six shots were fired in the direction of the duo as they were riding a short distance across from the Insurance Corporation of Belize building.  The succession of gunshots struck the passenger side window of a sports utility vehicle, leaving shards of glass strewn across the street, as well as a trail of blood from one of the injured victims.  News Five hasn’t been able to ascertain the names of the victims, but we were able to speak with Assistant Commissioner of Police Dezerie Phillips who has confirmed that the child succumbed to gunshot injuries.  At the scene of the shooting, we spoke with Superintendent Alejandro Cowo, Officer Commanding Crimes Investigation Branch at Eastern Division North.


Alejandro Cowo

Supt. Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B.

“Sometime after four-thirty we received information of shots fired on Daly Street and so they proceeded to the K.H.M.H. where they observed two persons suffering from apparent gunshot wounds—an adult and a minor. Present on the scene here, we found six expended shells and a vehicle that was parked on the road was also damaged.”


Isani Cayetano

“In terms of your preliminary investigations, what is being revealed at this particular point in time?”


Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“At this time, that’s all the information that I can give you because all the other information that we have must be passed first with the family.”


Isani Cayetano

“We understand that an adult and a minor were both injured in this incident. Could you confirm to us if this is a male adult and a female child?”


Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“It’s two male persons.”


Isani Cayetano

“Any other information you care to give us in terms of the identities of these individuals short of notifying their next of kin?”


Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“As soon as we get the information, I will pass it on to you guys.”

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1 Response for “Minor Killed; Adult Male Severely Hurt in “Drive-by” Shooting”

  1. Mike G. says:

    This is way too much! WTF is wrong with these people?! Killing their own children!!! What little that was left of society and humanity in Belize City is gone. GOB and the PD better step up and take control of these scum bags NOW or all will be lost. This is so sad. It is unbelievable that people can sink to this the lowest level of depravity.

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