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Sep 15, 2016

Prime Minister’s niece is shot; stable in hospital; police look for shooter

This afternoon, there was a rare occurrence in the quiet residential community of King’s Park – a shooting incident. But more than that is the identification of the victim, Candice Barrow.  She is the niece of the Prime Minister, the daughter of his popular campaign and constituency manager Denise “Sister B” Barrow. Candice was reportedly shot to the leg and later rushed to the Belize Medical Associates for treatment; her condition at this time is unknown. Police are hot on the trail of the shooter, as explained by Superintendent Hilberto Romero, Commander of Precinct Three in Eastern Division North.


Supt. Hilberto Romero, O.C. Precinct 3, Belize City Police

Supt Hilberto Romero

“Yes, at about 1:30 PM today police responded to a shooting incident here on 7th street where information as gathered that  female, Candace Anderson was shot to the leg and was transported to the K.H.M.H. hospital and she is presently there in a stable condition.”



“Sir, we know, do you all have any idea of the circumstance, was she the target or was someone else or where they directing it possibly at a resident?”


Supt. Hilberto Romero

“No, at this time our investigators are on the ground trying to establish the circumstance of this shooting, that is the information we have at this time, She was at a house at this yard on 7th street and that is where she was shot.”



“Now Sir, we know the GSU had recently raided a home on 7th street which they said was used by drug peddlers, marijuana peddlers in the area, might that have any relation to what happened here today?”


Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Like I said we will look at all angels to see where this investigation takes us, we will examine all the persons that reside in this particular area to try to determine a motive.”

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1 Response for “Prime Minister’s niece is shot; stable in hospital; police look for shooter”

  1. Clue says:

    Awww, Candace, what were you doing in that area, especially if you were at that particular house? Inquiry minds want to know, or does the apple not fall from the tree. I’m happy that you will be okay. I got t he news before at least ten people who I called and asked about it, and they are living in Belize. That’s how fast news travels. In the word of the late great Malcom X ” The Chickens Have Come to Roost.” Let’s see now how Police and GSU will act without impunity because you’re the niece of the PM. Now, your family can feel some of the fear and pain that innocent people of Belize feel due to corruption and encouraging these thugs on the street. Basically, this government rules by fear because everyone knows they encourage a couple of the gangs in that country. The Chicago mobster, Al Capone, thought he was untouchable; so does members of government and family. Now, we see that everyone can be touched. God spoke to Ralph Fonseca when he took his son, consider yourself lucky. I digress.

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