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Apr 30, 2013

Son of weatherman slain in Belize City

Dennis Rajiv Gonguez

Just before the start of our newscast on Monday, a young man was executed outside the Brown Sugar Compound on North Front Street. The area was crowded with the hustle and bustle of persons who had just arrived by boat from the cayes, but was soon cordoned off as a crime scene. Dennis Rajiv Gonguez had gone to pick up a friend from the Brown Sugar Compound when he was pounced upon. The gunman stood in the area and when Gonguez exited the compound, the deadly shots were delivered on him. Duane Moody reports.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

It was an execution style murder that took the life of the twenty-one year old youth as he exited the Brown Sugar Compound on North Front Street located adjacent to City Hall. The last boat from the cayes had just finished docked at the San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi. Many passengers and employees at the establishment were leaving the compound when six shots rang out. In the aftermath of the shooting, Dennis Rajiv Gonguez lay lifeless on the ground. He was walking along with Jayme Marin out of the compound when a lone gunman dressed in a white shirt, a three-quarter blue jeans pants and wearing a peak cap ran up to them, took out a firearm and fired the deadly shots. Gonguez was reportedly hit once to the face and chest. He was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival just at six-eleven p.m.

News Five has been reliably informed that the Belizean student of a Belize City address was lay-waited. It is said that the gunman anxiously stood across the street by St. Mary’s Church and upon seeing his target, pounced on him. While a motive has not been ascertained, police have since secured the surveillance footage from the camera affixed to a San Pedro Water Taxi sign at the entrance to the compound. Also retrieved from the scene were two Aquila brand nine millimeter expended shells, one Luger brand nine millimeter expended shell and two slugs. Police are seeking a man, known to them, in connection with this homicide. Duane Moody for News Five.

 

Dennis Rajiv is the son of Chief Meteorological Officer Dennis S. Gonguez.

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9 Responses for “Son of weatherman slain in Belize City”

  1. Rod says:

    Blame this lame pm and gov. The carnage continues hang all murderers hang them high when will you belizeans gat off your lazy @$$#$ and kick this lame pm and his impotent gov out kick them out hang this murderer before you or one of your family members are next.

  2. Storm says:

    It will be interesting to learn what the motive for the execution was — it doesn’t sound random or negligent, but targeted.

    Regardless, armed assassins like that are too dangerous to arrest alive — I suggest the police track him like an animal, and if he makes the slightest suspicious move, shoot first and ask questions later. Another one bites the dust.

  3. dat just gud fu dem says:

    It will be interesting to learn what the motive for the execution was — it doesn’t sound random or negligent, but targeted. Look at this young man’s picture flashing a gang sign……………..

  4. dat just gud fu dem says:

    well It will be interesting to learn what the motive for the execution was — it doesn’t sound random or negligent, but targeted. Look at this young man’s picture flashing a gang sign……………..

  5. Belizean says:

    yes, agree with @dat just gud…what is this young man displaying with his hands? Very clear he is with “A CROWD” that we all know, is a back and forth shooting game

  6. issac says:

    rod ur the dumbest

  7. issac says:

    thats the sign for peace you fools

  8. nae says:

    Going back home will never be the same to my cousin away from me he didn’t deserve to die I wish this was true I hope who ever did this get punished my family will never be the same

  9. only god can judge us says:

    loook. mr/ms DAT JUS GUD FU DEM….. if it was your son flashing that sign… then some one comes and says what u said…. And you knowing that your son was not in gang or soo.. IN THE end their still some stupid a$$ b@#*$ comming and commenting shit that aint true…. when you dont even know the person…. DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER ….. IIIGHT…. BY THE WAY IF YEAH DONT KNOW THAT SIGN IS THE SIGN OF PEACE… FIND A SIGN LAGUAGE BOOK OR SOMETHING YOU FIND IT IN THEIR….. OH YOU HAVE THE INTERNET TOO.. HE was a GREAT person… …. well you guys dont know cuz u never meet him… only the ones who did knows ,….. ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE US….. get it clear

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