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Jun 2, 2022

National Sports Council Employee Targeted Near Work Compound

An employee of the National Sports Council was targeted by gunmen only a short distance from his workplace. Thirty-three-year-old Michael Meighan left the National Sports Council compound at around ten a.m. this morning. A short while later, two men on a motorcycle intercepted him at a roundabout on Princess Margaret Drive. One of the men pulled out a firearm and fired several shots in Meighan’s direction. Fearing for his life, Meighan jumped off his motorcycle and ran into the B.T.L. compound nearby. Meighan sustained a gunshot injury to the leg. He remains hospitalized in a stable condition. We spoke with Ian Cal, the Director at the National Sports Council about the incident.

 

Ian Cal

Ian Cal, Director, National Sports Council

“I wasn’t in Belize City today; I was in Belmopan this morning. I was on the phone actually with with the Accounts Department when we heard that one of our employees got shot. Mr. Meighan is one of our employees. He is the messenger for the National Sports Council. He has been with us for some time now. I can tell you that he does an excellent job at what he does. It caught us as a surprise because I wouldn’t see Mr. Meighan as anyone involved in any type of shady business outside of the Sports Council. So, it caught us as a surprise as to what happened. We wouldn’t be able to tie anything as to what actually occurred, because it happened outside of the grounds of the National Sports Council, almost reaching Princess Margaret Drive. What I understand is that he was ambushed by some guys and was shot at and one bullet caught him on the leg. He managed to escape by running to the BTL Area. I cannot say if it was an attempted robbery or an attempt on his life. We are still trying to put things together as to what actually occurred there with Mr. Meighan this morning.

 


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