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Oct 22, 2018

Belize City Man Shot At While in His Home

An attempt was made on the life of twenty-two-year-old Raheem Gordon. The Belize City man was sitting inside his house on Casuarina Street on Sunday night around eight-thirty, when a bullet zipped passed his ear and hit the concrete wall. The fragments from the wall caused a small injury to Gordon’s neck. When we spoke to Gordon today he says he has no idea why he was targeted in his own yard. Police recovered one expended shell from the yard. ASP Alejandro Cowo shares more from their investigation with Gordon.

 

Alejandro Cowo

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

“He mentioned to police, he was seating inside of his sofa, inside of this house when he heard what appeared to be a gunshot. He later one felt something passing by him and then he heard a knock on the all of the house. Thereafter he felt a burning sensation on the right side of his neck. He then realized that he was bleeding. He mentioned that he only heard the shot and did not see anyone in the area. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.”

 

Reporter

“So based on the direction of the bullet could you say whether the bullet entered the door or the…?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“The bullet when through the window and then it went through the wall, it ricochet on the wall and the debris of the wall caused the cut to his left side of the neck.”


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