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Aug 8, 2017

Woman & Minor Shot in Belize City

Two persons, including a minor, were shot on Cleghorn Street in Belize City on Monday night sometime after ten o’clock. When police arrived at the scene, the victims had been rushed to the K.H.M.H.  Fourteen-year-old Jaheem Pipersburgh was hit to the left wrist, upper chest and upper right back while thirty-six-year-old Fiona Spain was shot once to the back. While Spain remains hospitalized, Pipersburgh has since been treated and released.  Pipersburgh was sitting on the verandah of Spain’s house when the gunman opened fire at the house. A sixteen-year-old minor, in his company, is believed to have been the target of the most recent shooting in the city.  CIB’s Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino explains.

 

Wilfredo Ferrufino

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB, Belize City

“Information received is that the female and the minor were at an address on Cleghorn Street when a lone gunman approached and fired shots in their direction, hitting them and causing the injuries.”

 

Reporter

“You all have any idea what this shooting was motivated by?”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“No. Since the inception of the incident, police officers have been conducting investigation and so far we have not been able to put a finger on the exact motive of the shooting.”

 

Fiona Spain

Reporter

“Have you been able to determine who from the two victims was the intended target?”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“From what we have been able to understand, yes, there was a minor who was the intended target and unfortunately the female and the other minor were just innocent bystanders.”

 

Reporter

“How old is that intended target?”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“I believe he is a sixteen year old and the victim who received the multiple gun shots is a fourteen year old minor.”

 

Reporter

“Do you have any suspect or any one for questioning in regards to this incident?”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“We have questioned various individuals and numerous persons. We don’t have a specific suspect at this time.”

 

Reporter

“Any of the shooting victims been able to share a picture or an idea of the identity of the shooter?”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“Well, we have recorded statements and have given somewhat of an identity of the shooter. We are looking at possible individuals who may resemble that.”

 

Reporter

“Are those individuals from that area or another part of the Belize City?”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“They are from within Belize City.”

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