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Mar 5, 2014

2 Belize City men fighting for their lives following late evening shooting

Two Belize City men are tonight fighting for their lives at the K.H.M.H. following late evening shootings in the Old Capital. The shootings occurred within ten minutes of each other around six-thirty p.m. on Tuesday. In both instances, an Isuzu Rodeo with at least two armed men drove up and opened fire…first on Holy Emmanuel Street and then on Raccoon Street Extension. Their target in the first case was Darrel Alvarez, who ran for cover and ended up unscathed. But Leroy Richards and Jermaine Cattouse were not so fortunate; they were hit as they socialized with another person. Both were admitted to the K.H.M.H. in critical condition. Corporal Jorge Lemus of the Belize City Police Department spoke to the media today.


Cpl. Jorge Lemus, Admin Office, Precinct 2, Belize City Police Department

Jorge Lemus

“Police responded to Holy Emmanuel Street in the Saint Martin’s De Porres area where they met one Darrel Alvarez, he is a Belizean laborer of Holy Emmanuel Street who reported that a silver in color four-door SUV type Rodeo pulled up to his residence and fired , two gunmen fired three shots in his direction. He managed to escape without being harm and the male persons sped off in the said vehicle. No expended shells were recovered from the scene, no one was injured.  They fired the shots from the vehicle and then they alighted and started to chase Mister Alvarez; however, they did not catch up to him and Mister Alvarez made good his escape.  Investigators from CIB Precinct Two visited the K.H.M.H. A&E section yesterday at about six-thirty-five. Initial investigations reveal that at about six-thirty-five p.m. on Tuesday, fourth of March, 2014, there were shots fired in the Raccoon Street Extension area. Initial investigation reveals that one Leroy Richards, he is twenty-seven year old Belizean construction worker of Antelope Street Extension was seen suffering from two gunshot wounds to the neck area…the left side of the neck. One Jermaine Cattouse, other particulars unknown at this time, was seen suffering from one apparent wound to the abdomen region. Initial reports is that both persons were socializing along with a female near a public pipe in the Raccoon Street Extension area when a silver in color four-door SUV Rodeo type vehicle pulled up and a male person alighted the vehicle and fired the shots in the direction of the people that were gathered near the pipe whereby Mister Richards and Mister Cattouse received injuries. They were transported to the K.H.M.H. where they remain in a critical condition but stable at this time.”


Police are currently looking for two persons known to them in connection with these random shootings. 

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3 Responses for “2 Belize City men fighting for their lives following late evening shooting”

  1. patricia cooper says:

    So much killing in Belize oh my God

  2. bleah says:

    go to transportation dpt and get the name of all the owners of a grey rodeo and start the investigation….

  3. jack says:

    these people in authority are all fraud look what the prime minister of this country is saying he is selling us. american dreams that advertise on tv that never materialized my Belizean wakeup lets wakeup

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