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Feb 24, 2014

Belize City youth shot to the neck

A Belize City youth is tonight in a critical, but stable condition at the K.H.M.H. following a shooting on Sunday night in the St. Martin De Porres area. According to police, just after ten p.m., eighteen year old Andrew Augustine was walking on Jasmine Street when a gunman on bicycle approached and fired a single shot which caught him on the neck. Police say they have not been able to determine a motive for the shooting, but they are looking for a person known to them.

 

Cpl. Jorge Lemus, Precinct 2, Belize City Police

“Police received information from the control room that a male person was at the K.H.M.H. suffering from gunshot wounds. The police responded and upon arrival at the K.H.M.H., they observed a male person with a single gunshot wound to the neck area. The investigation reveal that one Andrew Augustine, a computer technician of a Belize City address, was walking on Jasmine Street when a lone gunman rode up and pulled out a firearm and fired the single shot in his direction which caused the said injuries. One expended shell was retrieved from the scene. Police are seeking a suspect at this time that is wanted for questioning.  At this time, the investigators from Precinct Two are looking at all leads. Like I said, we have suspect that we are seeking at this time who can assist us with that investigation. We have no motive at this time. But we are trying to ascertain the motive.”

 

Jorge Lemus

Duane Moody

“What is Mister Augustine’s condition? Is he critical; his injuries life threatening?”

 

Cpl. Jorge Lemus

“He is in a critical condition, but stable.”

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