There was a shooting minutes before seven o’clock on Wednesday night in Belize City. Two persons were shot on Neal’s Pen Road. The police department is also looking at the possibility that the two shooting victims may be collateral damage of the Pier One fight which occurred last weekend. Another resident of 95 Neal’s Pen Road was arrested and charged yesterday for the Pier One stabbing incident. Assistant Superintendent of Police Alejandro Cowo says the department is looking at all angles.
ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of Crimes Investigation Branch Belize City: “Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they observed two victims, the first one is Mr.Jermaine Garbutt, a thirty-five-year-old Belizean of #95 B Neals Penn Road. He was seen suffering from gunshot wounds, one to the right knee, one to the left knee and one to the left leg and also seen was Mr.Everell Neal a forty-year-old Belizean of that same address who was seen with an apparent gunshot wound to the left side of his hip. What police has gathered so far is that both of them were standing in front of their residence when two male persons stopped on a motorcycle and one of the male persons fired a barrage of gunshots causing the injuries to Mr.Garbutt and to Mr.Neal. Both of them are presently admitted in stable conditions. Mr.Wayne Leslie a twenty-seven-year-old Belizean of that same address was formally arrested and charged for the stabbing inside twenty-seven-year-old that occurred at Pier One on the weekend on Saturday where Keenen Faber was injured to the left side of this lungs; he was charged with dangerous harm and use of deadly means of harm. Up to now, there is nothing to indicate that that shooting that happened last night has anything to do with the stabbing but we are looking at that possibility. There are two persons detained at this moment for that shooting incident that police are interviewing.”
The police were able to detain two suspects on motorcycles in the Jane Usher Boulevard area. The shooting victims are in a stable condition at the hospital.