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Mar 23, 2010

Anthony Burgess gunned down and killed

shooting burgess sceneThere’s another suspect on the run but here in the city. He is wanted for a shooting that has ended in murder. Shots rang out on Ebony Street just before ten on Monday night and one man was wounded. Hours late he succumbed while at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. But witnesses say Anthony Burgess, who also goes by the name McKenzie, was not the intended target and was shot under the cover of darkness by a gunman who was allegedly chasing someone else through his yard. Burgess was in the yard fetching water when he was surprised by his shooter; that’s the story we got from his brother who spoke to us off camera today.

Voice of: Brother of Murder Victim

“At the time the shooting occurred, I mi deh dah M.C.C. di watch wah football game and I get wah phone call dat my bredda just get shot. So we left di M.C.C. Grounds and we come dah corner ah Ebony and Mopan, weh I si Anthony Burgess receive bout five gunshot wounds right. At dah moment dehn ker ah to di hospital. When dehn get ah to di theatre, dah inna di theatre ih lose wah lot ah blood and dead right. Basically dat dah weh happen. Gunman di chase di lee youth and dehn run through di yard di same time di Ras di full ih water fi go bathe and gunman just open fire. Back ah di yard dark. Dat dah basically weh tek place.”

Delahnie Bain

“Was he someone that was in trouble before?”

Voice of: Brother of Murder Victim

“My bredda dah wah humble forty-one year old guy. He humble, dat dah di roots. He clean chicken dah John Pratt’s fried chicken. He clean chicken, he humble, he noh deal wid no violence. Dah man noh even know how fi bus wah gun and fi tek wah young fool fi come deal wid ih life dehn kind ah way check?”

Delahnie Bain

“So how is the family coping with the situation?”

Voice of: Brother of Murder Victim

“Basically di family humble yoh know. I talk to my mother, my mother cry two hours. My mother live dah Chicago. My mother tell me just hold it down. My mother di fly een Thursday fi have wah decent burial fi mi bredda.”

Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Pres Officer

Fitzroy Yearwood

Fitzroy Yearwood

“This shooting incident occurred nine-fifty last night and it was a murder because Burgess succumb to his injuries. He received an apparent gunshot wound to the left inner thigh and three to the buttocks. Police visited the scene on Ebony Street where they found burgess suffering from the apparent wounds behind a wooden building in the yard he was transported by the police to Karl Heusner Trauma Room.”

Burgess has one son who resides in the United Sates. So far police do not have any motives, leads or suspects.

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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5 Responses for “Anthony Burgess gunned down and killed”

  1. alana Burgess says:

    -that was my nephew,something has to be done about the voilence that is goin on in the City, we need to take control of the city back, educate our youth, keep their minds occupied. stop the voilence, stop the innocent from been killed, next it will be a child, stop the voilenced.

    God Rest His soul

    alana Burgess

  2. Mark Stuart says:

    Senseless violence like this is inhumume I am proud to be a Belizean but my people make us seem like unintelligent barbarians. Killing our own for what

  3. Service provider says:

    Alana, was this the Anthony Burgess that worked at the Radisson for a while..use to live in the states?

    Either way I’m sorry…very sorry.

  4. voice says:

    I myself is a proud Belizean but crime nowadays, its just out of order.

  5. Cory Gabourel says:

    Everytime I get on here to check the news I see we have another senseless crime being committed. We need to stop being so naive and think that having marches and what not will fix he issue. I think the government has done a poor job in regards to this situation but it is also largely a promblem within our police force. I mean come on i lived in Belize for over 13 years I have seen what the police call investigating and I can do what they do in my sleep! ITS A JOKE! When it comes to the offenders I dont think death penalty will be allowed but i read a few weeks ago on here where someone mentioned hard labor! That to me would be fine but it must go with a very heavy sentence.

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