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May 20, 2019

2 Men Injured in Belama Shooting

Within hours of the shooting on North Creek, gun violence erupted in Belama. Just after ten p.m., a group of men were socializing on Peter Ashton Street in Belama Phase Two when a gunman approached and fired shots at the men. William Lewis and Raheem Staine were injured and rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they have since been treated and released. According to Assistant Superintendent Alejandro Cowo, the gun violence is as a result of a feud in the Belama area.


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

“Someone came out of the bushes and fired several shots at their direction; at the group of male persons that were socializing there.”



“You all have any idea as to who the intended target was sir?”


Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“We understand that one of the male persons that was along with them might have been the intended target. Mister William was admitted on the first night and discharged the following day; Mister Raheem Staine was treated and discharged on the same day.”



“Any idea what may have triggered that shooting?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“What we understand is that it’s a dispute that is going on between a group of male persons from the Belama phase one and phase two area.”


Two persons have been detained.

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