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Mar 27, 2019

2 Dangriga Men Shot in Deadly Ambush Inside a Gungulung Residence

Jordan Lorenzo

In the city, before seven o’clock this morning, a twenty-two-year-old was executed inside a house in the Gungulung area of Lake Independence. A gunman attacked Jordan Lorenzo while he was in deep slumber on a mattress. A minor, Rakeem Cruz was injured in the gunfire, but survived the gun violence. There is still no known motive for the murder of the city’s latest victim from Dangriga. News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.


Isani Cayetano, Reporting

A pair of young men, both residents of Dangriga, came under deadly gunfire early this morning, inside a residence on an offshoot of M&M Street in the CET Site area of Belize City.  Seventeen-year-old Rakeem Cruz and twenty-two-year-old Jordan Lorenzo were injured when they were attacked sometime around six-forty-five a.m.  Inside the living room, Lorenzo’s lifeless body was later discovered by responding officers.  He was observed lying on a mattress, while the seventeen-year-old minor was also seen with an apparent gunshot wound to the right shoulder.  Investigators have not been able to determine a motive in the fatal shooting.  At the scene this morning, an emergency response team hefted Cruz to a nearby ambulance, while a team of policemen secured the perimeter.  Moments later, the motionless body of Lorenzo was carted away in the pan of a police mobile.  Cruz was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.  We will have more on this story in our Thursday newscast.

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