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Dec 21, 2020

Karen Pinto Shot in Belize City

Alejandro Cowo

Twenty-eight-year-old Karen Pinto is recovering this evening after she was shot on Sunday night. Pinto and a family member were on Antelope Street Extension when they were approached by two gunmen who fired several shots in their direction.  Pinto was shot in the leg and the men escaped. Investigators do not believe that she was the target but rather the individual she was with. C.I.B. Commander of the Eastern Division, Superintendent Alejandro Cowo, says that investigators are looking for two known suspects.


Supt. Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Eastern Division

“Miss Pinto last night just after that shooting of Mister Acosta, she was walking on a London bridge in the Antelope Street Extension along with another family member when two male persons approached her and one of the male persons fired a shot at her. She was injured to her left leg and she was taken to hospital where she is admitted in a stable condition at this moment.”


Hipolito Novelo

“Motive? Suspect?”


Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“Well we suspect that the target was the other person who was along with her and likewise we know of two persons who we are looking for at this moment.”


Hipolito Novelo

“Did she see the shooters?”


Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“Yes police have already to her and she had given some information and we are following it up from there.”

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