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May 20, 2019

11-Year-Old Shooting Victim Critical in K.H.M.H.

Kyron Green

Tonight, an eleven-year-old student is in a critical condition at the hospital after he was caught in a hail of bullets intended for another person. Kyron Green was inside a shop on Central American Boulevard in Belize City when he was shot in the cheek. That bullet, however, was not meant for the minor. It was intended for Raymond Fuller. He survived the gunshot to his abdomen and is now recovering in the hospital. But the prognosis for the innocent bystander is not so straightforward. At this time, the little boy’s health has not improved and his family is worried. Reporter Andrea Polanco tells us more about the shooting that has left the Saint Luke’s Methodist Primary School student fighting for his life.


Andrea Polanco, Reporting

When Marsha Belisle sent her eleven-year-old son, Kyron Green, to do an errand on Friday night at around seven o’clock, she never imagined that the next time she’d see her son; he’d be fighting for his life at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. What should have been a quick trip to the shop for young Kyron has turned into his family’s worst nightmare. Belisle sent her son on one of his usual runs to One Plus One Supermarket on Central American Boulevard – a shop where he would always go to buy. And Kyron was inside buying a few items for his mom when he was shot. Belisle heard the shots ring out and went looking for her son, but he was nowhere to be found. When she got the news, her little boy was already in the hospital.


Marsha Belisle

Marsha Belisle, Mother of Shooting Victim

“Kyron usually go and do my runs for me. He went to the store that night to buy some French Fries and ketchup at the same Number One store where he usually goes to buy. Everyone knows Kyron. The chiney deh know Kyron very well. He went there to buy and minutes later I heard a round of shots. When I went up the boulevard, the number one grocery store was already closed. Tape and everything; Police were out there already. So, I just continued to look. I went even all the way to 88 Shopping Center and went there to look and he wasn’t there. When I came out everyone was looking at me but it was just blank to me because I was just looking for my son. By the time I reach back home, my neighbors said to me that the police were looking for me because it looked like dah Kyron get shot. I said, ‘oh God!” right there everything just turned inside of me and I just break down but I keep the faith and hold on strong.”


Raymond Fuller

The gunman reportedly rode up on a bicycle in front of the store to kill his target, twenty-one-year-old Raymond Fuller. Fuller was standing in the doorway and he was shot in the abdomen and thigh, but one of the bullets also hit Kyron Green in his face. Fuller is in a stable condition at the hospital, but Green is not doing so well. Marsha Belisle says that they need to do additional medical exams before they know the full extent of his injuries. But for right now, her little boy is paralyzed and not responding.


Marsha Belisle

“The young man that got shot he was at the front and then my son came in – because my son knew the guy – because he maybe punch out with him and then went his way to the refrigerator. He was far away from him. When the gun man came in the young man fired the shots and the first shot catch my son and the rest the other young man received and he run from the left side around the shop and came back through the right hand side and run through the door. So, just to make it clear, wasn’t used a shield. The first bullet caught my son and he fell.”



“Explain to us where on the body the bullet hit him and explain to us if there is any damage after it passed through?”


Marsha Belisle

“The bullet entered the left side of his jaw and the x-ray shows that it went straight past and it broke a bone in the outer part of the spinal cord and so with that it caused the paralysis. Presently, it is not good. They took him off the induced coma and they said they wanted him to respond but he is not responding to that for them. They are thinking that the bullet has damaged his spine, so he is paralyzed from his neck down and that they are thinking that a blood clot went to the brain and that is why he is not moving to that. So, the MRI will determine for sure what is going.”


Kyron Green

Belisle describes her son as a playful and friendly little boy who is well known in his neighborhood.  The eleven-year-old is a standard four student at St Luke Methodist Primary School in Belize City. Belisle called for a stop to the bloodshed that has claimed too many young and innocent lives.


Marsha Belisle

“I am trying to be strong here because I have been crying all the while. It is very heart-breaking and I am so sad. When will this end? When will this end? This the happen long. When it wah stop? Innocent people the out yah the get hurt. My time come and I deh out yah the say it. I always the cry and say mien – but it is here at my door and I am here standing saying that it needs to stop; something needs to be done. We are tired of this.”


According to police, this incident may have resulted from another shooting that had happened in the neighborhood of the intended target.  They are using surveillance footage from the area to help solve this crime. Several persons have been detained.


Alejandro Cowo

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

“What we believe so far is that we have gathered it is an incident that stemmed up the last time when one male person was fatally shot in the north creek area.”



“Are you looking for a particular suspect?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“There have been several persons that were detained and one was recently detained at about midday who is being questioned at this moment.”


Reporting for News Five, I’m Andrea Polanco.


As we said, Kyron Green is a student at the Saint Luke’s Methodist Primary School. The school is planning several activities this week including a vigil; a march and a fundraising activity.

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