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Jun 16, 2014

17 year old is shot in the face

Ismael Westby

There was another shooting in the Old Capital in which seventeen year old Clinton Pou of Jasmine Street was shot and wounded on the cheek and neck. The incident also has telltale signs that it is gang related. Pou was on Poinsetta Street walking toward Jasmine Street when he was targeted by a group of three men on bicycles. A fourth person rode pass and fired a single shot which hit him on the face; the bullet exited Pou’s neck. He remains hospitalized at the K.H.M.H.


Sgt. Ismael Westby, NCO, CIB, Precinct 1, Belize City Police

“They saw a male person suffering from gunshot wounds to the left side cheek and the left side neck. The person has been identified as Clinton Pou, a seventeen year old of a Jasmine Street address. Initial investigation likewise has revealed that Mister Pou was walking on Poinsetta street and whilst walking he was passed by a group of persons from which one of the persons approached him and fired a said shot at him injuring him.”


Duane Moody

“The motive behind this? Was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time?”


Sgt. Ismael Westby

“We don’t believe. The way the incident has happened, we believe that he was the intended target likewise.”


Duane Moody

“Mister Pou is known to the police as a person that gives trouble or is wanted like that?”


Sgt. Ismael Westby

“Mister Pou, we haven’t had any close relation as to much involve with problems with the law. But due to our initial investigation likewise, there are other angles that we are looking at likewise as gang-related reasons.”


One person has since been detained and police are looking for a second person in connection with this shooting. It is not known whether both incidents are related. 

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