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Dec 19, 2018

Benque Viejo Resident Ambushed as He Arrives Home

Guianne Galvez

There was an attempt made on the life of a Benque Viejo resident on Tuesday night. Just before ten p.m. as forty-three-year-old Roberto Galvez arrived at his Church Hill Street house in that western town, a gunman targeted him. Residents say at least ten blasts echoed in the distance and Galvez was hit up to four times to the body. He was rushed to the San Ignacio Community Hospital and further transferred to the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan where he has since undergone two surgeries. Galvez is in a stable condition and today, when News Five spoke to his son, he said that the motive of the shooting is not known.

 

Guianne Galvez, Son of Shooting Victim

“He was reaching and my lee sister just went inside and my sister says that she see somebody sitting down, like kneeling down, on the ground and then afterwards, she thought there was a number of people who come. They heard ten shots, but they say that only four touch him.”

 

Reporter

“So why would anyone want to shoot your father?”

 

Guianne Galvez

“Actually I don’t really know about that problem.”

 

Reporter

“How is he doing right now?”

 

Guianne Galvez

“I confirmed this morning that he went for the first surgery from his stomach and later on he gwen for the second surgery.”

 

Reporter

“Did he see the shooter?  Where did he come from? What direction?”

 

Guianne Galvez

“No actually. From that, I have not confirmed.”

 

Reporter

“So he has never said, somebody di threaten me or this bally di sweat me or whatever?”

 

Guianne Galvez

“Actually no, but last time, they say…I don’t know, but he say that my cousin taxi drive for him, but my next cousin stop make this cousin and threaten my pa and ih friend come and point a gun at him.”

 

Reporter

“But for what?”

 

Guianne Galvez

“I don’t know.”

 

Reporter

“How long ago was that?”

 

Guianne Galvez

“Almost two months already.”

 

Reporter

“A lot of shots were fired. Do you feel fortunate that your father survived?”

 

Guianne Galvez

“Yes, I am very glad that he is still alive.”


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