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May 24, 2011

3 more shot; one woman murdered Monday morning on Antelope Street

Aldeen Idolly Zelaya

The double murder of Eric Arana and Dwayne Tillett in the City was followed by another homicide on Antelope Street at the break of dawn on Monday morning. This time a woman fell victim to the street violence. Along with a group of friends, including a fifteen year old minor, Aldeen Idolly Zelaya was heading home when they were met by gunfire from two men. The fatal shot caught Zelaya on the back; she expired instantly. It is not known why gunmen targeted the group of women. News Five’s Jose Sanchez reports.

Jose Sanchez, Reporting

On Monday morning at four thirty a.m., thirty nine year old Aldeen Idolly Zelaya was heading to this house on Antelope Street extension after a night of partying with friends. She never made it because she was gunned down at the corner of Antelope and Elston Kerr Street.  Her mother is devastated.

Chloe Payne, Mother of Aldeen Idolly Zelaya

“My daughter didn’t give trouble, just easy going and scarcely talk. That dah all I know, she dah noh wah person weh give trouble. Ih supposed to gone to Palm Island. When she left Palm Island, she mi suppose to go pan Partridge Street weh part Squeeze deh. I noh know if ih mi stop deh, but the place mi close. From deh, ih left gone dah the 24 hours gas station and after that that is the same time when eh suppose to get shot. And yesterday, the young lady come hail me yesterday morning and inform me that my daughter dead.”

Jose Sanchez

“How many of them were together—it was more than one female right?”

Chloe Payne

Chloe Payne

“I saw about two boys and six girls.”

Jose Sanchez

“And they said that somebody just came up and just start shooting?”

Chloe Payne

“Yes, that dah weh the young lady tell me.”

In the group of friends were Mary Lobo, Doris McClaren, Shaniqua  Budna and a fifteen-year old female.  Lobo was grazed by a bullet on her stomach.  Twenty two year old Joseph Myers received multiple apparent gunshot wounds to his left arm, right thumb and the right leg.  Unfortunately, Zelaya received a fatal gunshot wound to the center of her back.

Chloe Payne

“Behind B.D.F. areas going down more. She was heading home because they went to the gas station to buy lone junk food going home and at the same time they say the shooting gone off.”

Jose Sanchez

“Any of the people you spoke to could say what was the motive of the shooting? Why they shot at the group?”

Chloe Payne

“I don’t know.”

Jose Sanchez

“Could it be just because they were on that street?”

Chloe Payne

“Well I can’t tell you because then I just di listen to weh people say so I noh know.”

In less than a year tragedy hit the Zelaya family, in September of 2010, Marlon Zelaya, Aldeen’s son was murdered. Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.

Zelaya is the most recent murder victim; the list now stands at fifty-four since the beginning of the year.

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4 Responses for “3 more shot; one woman murdered Monday morning on Antelope Street”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Miss Payne, I’m not sure how much one human being can take but no one deserves the pain you must be feeling right now & I extend my sincere sympathy. If they were at the gas station, I hope they had adequate lighting & surveillance cameras because unless this group or someone in this group had a disagreement with someone, this sounds like just one miserable idiot trying to build up his body count & if he is the same fool who shot the young man on Vernon St a few weeks ago, someone knows who he is.

  2. Rod says:

    And incompetence of this administration continues with an unprecedented rapid pace of murders which now as we speak Belize has become the murder capital of the world wowwowwow is this what you want belizeans I say march march now get this pm and his gov. Out send them packing to Miami where they all have houses resign barrow resignnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn for the sake of decency just resign.

  3. Elgin Martinez says:

    Who are we going to murder next,Babies?Bunch of cowards.Mr Barrow please stop the talking and impliment the death penalty.

  4. nonya says:

    not that anyone deserves to be shot or killed but damm..u know Bellize noh safe at night..stay indoors..if you value life..stay indoors..not that will save you when gunman come knocking but atleast the chances are far less likely that something will happen to you…sad.partying after hours raoming the street was not smart at all…sorry for the loss same ways though.

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