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Aug 3, 2012

More shootings in Old Capital

There are two shooting incidents to report tonight. The first happened at around two o’clock this afternoon in an alley on the Canal side of Sittee Street in the Old Capital.  According to eyewitnesses, two men approached the alley and opened fire at a group of women. The women ran for their lives as the bullets penetrated the zinc fence that cordons off the alley. Luckily, no one was injured. But there was yet another shooting on Sittee Street; this time, near an apartment complex a stone’s throw away from the first incident. Therese Stephens says that she is lucky to be alive after a gunman dressed in white pants and blue shirt unleashed a barrage of bullets in the direction of her house at around eleven this morning. One of the bullets ricocheted off the wall of her sister’s house and after it penetrated several walls in her house, it landed on her bed. But while Stephens does not believe that anyone from her family was the intended target, she says that the bullet could have killed her in front of her children. Stephens says that moments before the shooting, the suspected gunman had allegedly threatened to kill some men that were standing near the apartment.

 

Therese Stephens, Resident

Therese Stephens

“When I di come outta civic yard I see police and dehn deh pan speed. So ih gone and come back with gun and I reach the bridge, my family holler and tell me hurry up because dah ina my house di bullet exit and burst. I neva deh yah at the time when it happen, but dah when I come, dehn tell me I see it and I hand it over to the police. No police come the first time. This second time, still yet no police come because there was another shooting; no police come to my house. Earlier before ih happen, the bwai pass. Same time I gwen dah the bridge fi go and buy, the young bwai come and holler by Brown’s Lane; “Noh worry [bleep] unu come outta unu hole and stop di hide. Then ih left and like so much minutes, left from this lane and come round. And when ih gwen up back the Canal side ih holler; we just kill one agiana dn more wah dead—see four more like that. Ih had on wah blue shirt and white pants and red skin. If I mi di do my dishes dehn pan di verandah, I woulda mi dead deh.”

 

Duane Moody

“So the bullet penetrated your sister’s home and then into your…”

 

Therese Stephens

“Into my sister house, through the side of the wall, penetrate into my house, buss that wall deh and buss the room door wall and exit pan my bed. I find the bullet ina my sheet—as I haul the sheet to fold it up, it drop right ina mi hand.”

 

It is alleged that it was the same gunman in both shooting incidents.

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2 Responses for “More shootings in Old Capital”

  1. Rod says:

    Thank your pm for the good life ou have in Belize.

  2. Storm says:

    More GSU and BDF in the City is what we need, until every gangster rat is exterminated.

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