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Jan 20, 2020

Shooting in Bella Vista Village, Cayo

Joseph Myvett

There were two acts of gun violence recorded over the weekend in the west in Bella Vista Village and up north in San Andres Village, Corozal. Police are looking for a resident of Bella Vista, who they say, entered the apartment of Edilson Clavel on Saturday night and opened fire at him and two other persons. Clavel was reportedly socializing with friends inside his apartment when the gunman, who he recognized, took aim at him before fleeing the area. Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett says that they have not been able to establish a motive for the shooting, but they are looking for the suspect.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Edilson Clavel reported to police that whilst inside his room in the company of two of his friends, they were approached by a male person known to him for the last five months, who opened the door of his apartment and fired several shots inside the apartment, none of which caught him. He was able to escape; the police were quick on the scene but were unable to catch up with the culprit who at this point in time is being sought pending this investigation.”


Duane Moody

“Have you guys been able to establish what motivated that shooting?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“No we haven’t. We have spoken to him, but he is saying that he knows of no known problem with this person.”


Duane Moody

“That person is also from the village?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Yes he is. The police have since detained one person in relation to the investigation and a firearm has been seized.”

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