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Jun 30, 2014

Taxi operator clings to life after being shot to the head

The gun-violence continued through to the wee hours of this morning. Thirty-one year old Albert Castro is clinging to life at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was shot to the head on Fabers Road around three-thirty this morning. The taxi operator was in the company of a female friend in his taxi when a bicycle gunman rode up from the opposite direction and fired several shots at them. Castro was hit to the head and the vehicle careened off the road and into a ditch near the corner of Fabers Road and Watermelon Street. Castro’s twenty-six year old friend fled the scene and was later located at her home unhurt. Castro was rushed to the K.H.M.H. in a critical condition. While a motive has not been ascertained, police has since detained two persons in connection with this attempted murder.


Sgt. Ismael Westby, NCO-CIB, Precinct 3, Belize City Police

Ismael Westby

“Police responded to information received where they visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and there they saw Mister Albert Castro, he is thirty-one years of a McKay Boulevard address, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Initial investigation from the police reveals that Mister Castro was driving a light green four door Mazda car which is taxi car from the direction of the George price highway towards the Central American Boulevard. While approaching the corner of Fabers Road and Watermelon Street, two male persons, riding opposite direction, approached the car and fired shots to the direction of the car causing the injuries. The car also has been processed where police found suspected bullet holes on the roof of the car and the passenger side door of the car.”



“Was a female with Mister Castro?”


Sgt. Ismael Westby

“Yes, information reveals likewise that a female was accompanying him at the time of the incident. We have two persons detained in relation to this investigation and based on the circumstances of the case; I will not confirm their names.”

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2 Responses for “Taxi operator clings to life after being shot to the head”

  1. Rod says:

    Damm useless incompetent pm and gov. All a unu mothers and fathers brothers and sisters you need to stand up and demand change change of this useless pm and gov. Who are impotent and incompetent in their jobs judas barrow how can you sleep at night knowing that almost 5000 murders have occurred since you are in office you are a total disgrace to this country and it’s people stand up belizeans and demand change .

  2. Bzegial says:

    Only God can bring change. Read your bible people and pray for Gods kingdom to come.

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