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Feb 8, 2019

An Elderly Man is Shot in Buena Vista Village

Alejandro Cowo

An elderly resident of Buena Vista, Cayo was seriously injured during a shooting incident on Thursday night.  According to Alfredo Gonzalez, he was riding a bicycle along a backstreet in the village when he heard several blasts that he believed to have been gunshots.  Immediately, he realized that he had been struck by several bullets.  Gonzalez was discovered laying next to his bicycle.  Beside him was a firearm that police are still processing.  Assistant Superintendent Alejandro Cowo has more details.


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

“There was another shooting at Buena Vista Village in the Cayo judicial district just after nine p.m.  Police visited the said village behind some road within the village where they found Mr. Alfredo Gonzalez, sixty-six years old from that same village, suffering with gunshot wounds to the body.  Also beside him, there was a bicycle and a nine millimeter pistol.  Mr. Gonzalez was rushed to the hospital and thereafter transported to Belize City, Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is still present in a critical condition.  The information we’ve gathered so far is that Mr. Gonzalez was riding his bicycle heading home when he was attacked by two male persons who fired the shots at him, causing the abovementioned injuries.”



“The firearm that was found beside him, does that belong to him?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“It is something that we are still trying to establish, if it is for the assailants or if it is his licensed firearm.  We do not know yet.”

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