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Sep 18, 2017

More Shootings in Belize City; Suspect Sought for Scheffield Ysaguirre

Just after eight o’clock on Saturday night, some two hours before the execution of Santos Miguel Bernardes, several shots rang out near the corner of Pitter and Elston Kerr Streets, in the Antelope Street Extension area. Tonight, thirty-year-old Scheffield Ysaguirre remains in critical condition at the K.H.M.H. after he was hit multiple times to the abdomen. Ysaguirre has since reported to police that he was pursued by his attacker. Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett says that police are seeking one suspect in this shooting.


Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Scheffield Ysaguirre reported that whilst riding his bicycle in the area of Pitter’s Street, he was followed by a male person, who fired several shots at him which caused him to receive several apparent gunshot wounds to the abdomen. Police responded to the area where eight expended shells were retrieved from the scene. We are seeking one suspect in relation to this investigation.”

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