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Feb 1, 2012

Shot on Amara Avenue, but still alive

Raphael Martinez

A Waight Street man was injured on Tuesday night, in what appears to be a random shooting. Thirty-eight year old Luisito Urbina was walking on Amara Avenue when two men simply walked up and shot him. Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of Police, Raphael Martinez gave News Five further details on the incident and says it is the second shooting carried out with the same M.O. in that area.

Raphael Martinez, Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Police

“Last night at about nine-fifty p.m., police visited the K.H.M.H where they saw one Luisito Manuel Urbina, thirty-eight years old of number eight Waight Street in Belize City suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen area. Initial investigation revealed that he was reportedly walking along Amara Avenue when two dark skinned men; one dressed in a red T-shirt and the other in a black T-shirt came from an alley that led into Amara Avenue and fired one single shot causing the said injury. At this time we have nobody detained as yet but again, police are asking the general public for their assistance once again for the apprehension of these two perpetrators.”

Delahnie Bain

“Any idea at this point what the motive may have been?”

Raphael Martinez

“We don’t have any leads regarding motives at this time, but I just want to mention that this is the second such incident that has occurred in that area. So we do want to do a thorough investigation to find out if it is related.”

Delahnie Bain

“And are Mr. Urbina’s injuries life-threatening?”

Raphael Martinez

“At this time he’s stable. He is at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and we do want, as I mentioned before, to apprehend these guys.”

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