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Jul 3, 2008

Father and son found brutally murdered on Calla Creek Road

Story PictureSan Ignacio police are tonight looking for leads in the gruesome double murder of a father and son. Reports are that sometime around six o’clock this morning police discovered a red and white Toyota pick up with a Cayo license plate parked on the left side of the Calla Creek Road, one mile from Bullet Tree Village.

In the back seat of the vehicle’s single cab, police found the bodies of both Angel and Marco Tulio Xis, forty-two and eighteen years old, respectively. Both corpses were placed on their side with their faces toward the front of the pick up. Angel’s body was bullet riddled with gunshot wounds to the upper left arm, middle and upper back, his left foot and left knee. Marco Tulio was also seriously wounded on the right side of the lower back and on the head.

Police confirm that somewhere around five-thirty this morning, Angel was driving on the Calla Creek Road en route to San Ignacio along with Marco Tulio and William Arnold Xis, his twelve year old son, when they were ambushed by five armed masked men carrying two shotguns and a rifle. The bandits demanded money as they brandished their weapons and opened fire. The twelve year old son managed to escape with only a cut on the left hand. However, the other two men weren’t so lucky. Police recovered a number of expended shells and cartridges which they say appear to have been imported from across the western border. Earlier today, police detained four men who were involved in a similar hold up and shooting on the same road.

David Shish, sixty-five was being driven by his son Amilcar when the pair of farmers met three armed masked men on the roadside who fired shots at them. Although Amilcar continued driving three shots were fired; one caught David in the face, right side of the temple and left side of the neck. David is being treated at the San Ignacio Hospital. Police cannot say if the two incidents are related. Senior Superintendent David Henderson told News Five that a joint police/B.D.F. team is now patrolling the area.

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