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Feb 10, 2020

Minor Shot in Belize City

Hilberto Romero

A twelve-year-old-boy was shot on Friday night in Belize City. Police say that the minor was inside his home with family members when a man walked up and fired shots inside the house just before mid-night. The boy was shot in the leg and is in a stable condition in the hospital. Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero tells us more.


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Police responded to the K.H.M.H. after receiving a report of a shooting incident. Upon their arrival at the K.H.M.H., they found a minor with a gunshot injury to the leg. Investigation revealed that the minor was in a house in the Belama area when two male persons came to the house and fired shots and he received the injury. He is admitted at the K.H.M.H. in a stable condition. No-one is detained at this time for this shooting.”



“Have you determined a motive for why they went into that house?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“We have not determined a motive as yet. Investigation is ongoing.”


Andrea Polanco

“Sir, do we know who was the target of that shooting? I would imagine it wasn’t that minor?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“We are not sure who the target was.”


Andrea Polanco

“How many persons were inside?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“He was there with other family members.”

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