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Dec 28, 2016

Teen Student Escapes with Bullet to foot for Christmas

Chester Williams

A shooting on Christmas Day left a Belize City student with a gunshot wound to one of his feet. He was treated and released from the hospital. Police say that they don’t know the cause of the shooting and nothing indicates that it may be gang-related.


ACP Chester Williams, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

“On Christmas Day the Police were called to Police Street that is in the St. Martin De Porres Area; where information was received of shots were being fired. Upon responding they were informed that the victim was being transported to the hospital and where they learnt that victim to be one Philip Elijio.   He suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and was admitted in a stable condition. He was released the following day, the twenty-sixth, and is currently at home recovering. The information is that two persons passed by on separate bicycles, one of whom fired shots in the direction of the victim which caused the injuries.”



“Sir, do you all know what motivated this?”


ACP Chester Williams

“We are still trying to ascertain. The victim is a student at ACC and we have no information of him being involved in gang activity and so we are still trying to find out if indeed he was the intended target. But the investigation continues; we have no motive at this time but we will see where the investigation takes us.”

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