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Jul 23, 2018

Another Woman is Attacked and Shot in Spate of Weekend Gun Violence

Alejandro Cowo

A shooting on Sunday night, a short distance away from Faber’s Road, has left a twenty-one-year-old woman hospitalized with injuries to both feet.  Monica Ferguson was in the company of her common-law husband and a group of friends when they were attacked by an unknown individual who opened fire at her.  According to police, Ferguson was singled out by her attacker who shot her in the left and right ankles.  While she is recovering from her injuries, an investigation into the incident remains open.  Assistant Superintendent of Police Alejandro Cowo.


ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“The other shooting happened last night just after 8:30 p.m. This happened at Arlington Drive, a female was along with her common-law husband outside in their yard when they were approached by a male person.  The female identified herself as Monica Ferguson, a twenty-one-year-old Belizean from 24 Faber’s Road.  She had mentioned to police that she was on the veranda whilst her common-law, along with other friends, were on the other side of the veranda socializing when they observed a male person just entering the yard and firing several shots at her direction causing the injury to her left ankle and her right ankle.  She is admitted in a stable condition at this moment.”



“Did police, was she the intended target, police believe?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“What we understand from her, yes we do believe that she was the intended target.”



“Has she given any kind of information to indicate why it was that the gunman chose her out of the crowd?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Well that is something that we are looking at, but definitely what we have gathered so far points that indeed she was the target.”

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