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Jan 28, 2010

Seventeen year old shot to the back of his neck in front of his home

Luis Kerr Jr.

Luis Kerr Jr.

A Belize City youth was shot this afternoon.  The victim, a minor, was in his own neighborhood when he was gunned down just before two o’clock.  Seventeen year old Luis Kerr was sitting on the sidewalk directly across from his home on Curassow Street when his assailant shot him with one bullet to the back of his neck.  His family members were shook up and distraught as one of Kerr’s brothers, Shawn Clother, was murdered a few years ago also at the age of seventeen. The only witness in that case, Robert Flowers, died before trial began. Kerr’s uncle and neighbor today spoke to News Five off camera.

Voice of Witness #1

“I was inside and when I get pan di verandah and I saw di bwai ride side ah him and shot him. from dah shot deh, young just run inside and di bwai weh shot him gone up di street. Only dat I could say mein.”

Voice of Witness #2

“I deh inna my house di sleep and I hear di person dehn di bawl by di alley way yah. When I get up, di young bwai ask me fi drop ah dah hospital and I ker ah dah hospital.”

Jose Sanchez28-1-10-4

“Seventeen years old, it’s a tragedy.”

Voice of Witness #2

“Yeah, seventeen years old.”

Jose Sanchez

“The police have told you anything so far?

Voice of Witness #2

“No information at this moment.”

Jose Sanchez

“So he was shot to the back of the head; anything about his condition?”

Voice of Witness #2

“No, I noh hear nothing yet. Dehn try stop di bleeding because ih di bleed and dehn di try get over it.  Probably right now ih supposed to di be alrightish cause dehn mi wah call we and tell we weh di happen.”

Kerr was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and when we last checked on him he was in a critical condition.

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