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Jun 12, 2013

2 persons shot on Southside Belize City

But as police were processing the scene on Pitters Street, shots rang out in close proximity of the well known Pratts Fried Chicken. Two cousins, Cecil Gill and Rafael Francisco Aguet were heading to Pine Street from the direction of Ebony Street at about seven-forty when they were ambushed by a man standing at the corner of Hondo and Ebony Streets. Gill was shot to the nose and left foot while Aguet was wounded on the left shoulder. Both were transported to hospital. Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

Just a stone’s throw away from their house on Pine Street, at the corner of Hondo and Ebony Streets, thirty-nine year old Cecil Gill and his cousin fifty-seven year old Rafael Francisco Aguet were shot as they were returning home from a quick run to the nearby shop.


Voice of: Aunt of Cecil Gill

“They weren’t the intended target; they went to buy some cigarettes and dehn get caught up at the same time with them because they are not in gang; they are hard working persons. It is a shock to the whole family.”


According to the aunt of Cecil Gill, she was inside her home when at least eight shots rang out. Moments later she peeped out her window and saw her injured relatives.


Voice of: Aunt of Cecil Gill

“I mi inside di cook and when I heard the gunshots and it eased off, I opened my window and when I look I see my cousin Rafael and my nephew and dehn come in and dehn say I get shot. So I run outside and when I look, I see my nephew gwen dah back to his mother and ih di bleed. And my cousin Rafael say me too and I see he get it ina his arm. So I say mek we call for Mister Dawson because we deh with the neighborhood watch. And when I look, my next niece call the police and dehn respond quick.”


Duane Moody

“They were bleeding profusely?”


Voice of: Aunt of Cecil Gill

“Yes a lot of blood over the place and dehn come and took them to the hospital. This morning my sister went to the hospital and she told me that they still had bleeding, the two of them. Rafael had bleeding in the arm and my nephew, Ceicl still bleeding from the foot.”


Both Gill and Aguet are in stable condition at the K.H.M.H. Duane Moody for News Five.


Word on the street is that the shooting was due to gang rivalry between Back-a-Town and PIV Gangsters. 

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