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Feb 11, 2019

West Street Man is Shot Over the Weekend

Alejandro Cowo

Victor Martinez, a resident of West Canal, is lucky to have escaped serious injury over the weekend when he was attacked by a lone gunman as he was entering his yard.  The twenty-four-year-old was shot once in the palm of the right hand during an altercation with someone who wanted him dead.  Police have ruled out robbery as a motive, since nothing was stolen from Martinez during the struggle.


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

“Just after one p.m., Belize City police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they observed Victor Martinez, twenty-four-year-old Belizean from West Canal suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the palm of his hand.  All that police have gathered so far is that Mr. Martinez, at about eleven p.m. on that night, was about to enter his yard when he was attacked by a male person who had a firearm.  The male person pointed the firearm at him and thereafter a struggle ensued between both of them where the firearm ended up discharging and hitting Mr. Martinez to the palm of his hand.”



“Was it a robbery attempt or was it some ongoing rivalry?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“There’s nothing to indicate at this moment that it was a robbery.  All we know is that there was a struggle between the two of them.  Nothing was stolen from him.  He was treated and discharged the following morning from the hospital.”

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