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Dec 5, 2017

Like Parents, Like Son: Russell Hyde Jr., Shot in San Ignacio

Russel Hyde Jr.

It’s been over two years since the infamous Russel Hyde Senior was taken down by gunmen at his Roaring Creek home in August 2015; his wife, Rosalie Galvez, was murdered in May after she was waylaid before the vehicle she was traveling in was sprayed by a lone gunman at the entrance to Belmopan, in front of the Guanacaste Park.  Tonight, their son, who carries his father’s name, remains hospitalized at the Western Regional Hospital in a stable condition after he was shot multiple times to the body in San Ignacio. Around seven-forty-five on Monday night, Hyde Junior was at a meat shop on George Price Avenue in San Ignacio Town when a gunman made an attempt on his life. The twenty-four-year-old was rushed to the San Ignacio Hospital and then to the Western Regional. According to his grandmother, after receiving a call, he left Belmopan en route to San Ignacio and it is there, as he met with some friends, the gunman approached and opened fire on an unsuspecting Hyde Junior. Heladora Cruz says she was called about the incident and rushed over to the hospital where her grandson was moments later taken into surgery.


Heladora Cruz

Heladora Cruz, Grandmother of Shooting Victim

“They called me and tell me that he got shot in San Ignacio. I called my next grandson and ask him what happened, but police mi done ker dehn already too. But as the thing happen, they tried ker ahn dah hospital and I keep the connect to try talk to him and thing. And I called my family and I told them what happened and so they started to call and I get information and they said they will bring him down ina di ambulance. So we come to the hospital and they took him into emergency and then I mi deh in deh with ahn and then the doctor come and tend to him and the doctor say that ih have to do urgent surgery and they get him ready and they ker ahn to do an x-ray to see how damage ih mi deh. Ih get shot right under ih belly and ih get shot on this (left) foot. And when I gone see in deh, ih got three hole on ih foot and ih do wah surgery that last couple hours where they had to open him and they noh find the bullet. They say the bullet gone; dehn noh know weh the bullet gone and thing. And then after that, five-thirty they bring ahn down dah ward and I deh deh with ahn.”


Duane Moody

“What are they saying is his condition right now?”


Heladora Cruz

“Well ih condition; they say ih stable just that ih got wah fever. I don’t know if he have wah infection or anything, but the doctors dehn really di work on ahn. And umm I guess ih wah alright.”

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