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Oct 11, 2016

Five Belize City men shot in separate incidents

ACP Chester Williams

The holiday weekend was quiet in terms of crime in Belize City, but it didn’t start out that way. There were two shooting incidents within minutes of each other in different sections of the Old Capital on Friday night. It started with a double shooting of a pair of brothers from Racoon Street. Then, more shots rang out shy of an hour later in a different part of the City, and this time a police officer and a soldier were among the wounded. Officer Commanding Eastern Division (South) ACP Chester Williams tells us about both incidents.


ACP Chester Williams, Officer Commanding Eastern Division South

“On Friday night some time I think after nine PM police received call of shots being fired at the corner of Seagull and Raccoon Streets which is not too far away from here; police responded to the location where they came across the Rhys brothers who have been shot. One was shot to the head and the other was shot in the lower part of the body. They were taken to the K.H.M.H. where they were both admitted, one brother is in a stable condition and the other is in a critical condition. About an hour there after information was received again of shots being fired in the area of Electric Avenue, that is in the St. Martin DePorres area and again police responded to that scene and upon arrival they came across three persons that were shot; one Iman Palacio who happens to be a Police Constable who works at Eastern Division Shout, there is All person a guy Romero Lewis who is a member of the Belize Defence Force; he got shot to the leg and there is one Ivan Martinez who was shot to the head, Palacio was shot to the abdomen and left leg. All persons are admitted to the hospital in a stable condition.”

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