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Apr 1, 2020

Rafael Sansores is Accidentally Shot & Killed with Pellet Gun

Rafael Sansores

Police are investigating the shooting death of a resident of the Chula Vista area of Corozal Town. Rafael Sansores was at a close friend’s house in the White Cocal area and while playing with a pellet gun, it accidentally discharged. The pellet struck Sansores to the chest; he was rushed to the Corozal Community Hospital and then further transferred to the Northern Regional Hospital in Orange Walk, but succumbed while receiving treatment. While his friend has been detained by police, we are told that while being transported by the ambulance travelling to the hospital, the twenty-year-old said that it was an accident and that he didn’t want any charges against his friend. A News Five crew was in Corozal today and spoke with Sansores’ brother-in-law Arnel Neal.


Arnel Neal, Brother-in-Law of Deceased

“We mi deh yah home and the man mi deh right yah whole day di watch TV, but we noh know when the man gone. When I come out, I noh see my bike, so I say well the man gone with it. So we noh pay it no mind, cause we know ih go right dah ih friend dah front.  Afterwards we get a call from ih ma, ih sound like ih di cry and ask fi ih daughter and dah soh ih give ih daughter the news that ih just get shot with ah pellet gun close to ih heart and dehn di ker ahn dah Orange Walk.”


Duane Moody

“Shot as in intentionally shot?”


Arnel Neal

Arnel Neal

“No. Ih say dah mi wah accident; neva mean fi do it. He and his friend were playing with it.”


Duane Moody

“He was rushed to the Orange Walk Hospital?”


Arnel Neal

“Yeah. He didn’t make it in the surgery. Ih heart fail ahn or something; ih give up or something. Cause I get fi understand ih heart mi stop, dehn pump ahn, ih come back, but after that, dehn mi di thing and ih heart stop again and ih did never come back and dehn mi di try bring ahn back.”

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