Gun Violence Claims Father of A Toddler and An Unborn Child

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Updated: May 21, 2015

The family of a 26-year-old Belize City man is looking for answers after he was gunned down in the Lake Independence area last night.  Reporter Hipolito Novelo has more in this report.

HIPOLITO NOVELO REPORTING

“Belize City police are yet investigating another murder. This time the victim was 26 year old Kareem Grant.”

SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT ALDEN DAWSON

“Sometime after 8pm last night, police responded to a shooting at the corner of Mahogany and Periwinkle Street. Upon their arrival at that location they learned that Kareem Grant, twenty six year old Belizean was inside a fenced yard socializing with some friends when shots were heard behind the fence.”

HIPOLITO NOVELO REPORTING

“Grant was shot multiple times including to his jaw by an unknown gunman wielding a 9mm pistol. He was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital but died while undergoing surgery. His family believes that it was the gunshot wound to his jaw that caused his death. While police have not established a motive, his family believes that his death may be related to the individuals he associated with.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“Does Police believe at this time that he was the intended target?”

ALDEN DAWSON

“I cannot say at this time, like we said, he was in a yard with some friends and we still haven’t established a motive for this most recent murder.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“How many people were inside the yard at that time?”

ALDEN DAWSON

“From what we learnt so far, it was about three other persons beside himself.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“Did the gunman shoot from the hole in the gate or did he actually enter the yard?”

ALDEN DAWSON

“We don’t know. The information that we have is that the shots were heard behind the fence; inside the yard.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“Was Grant known to Police?”

ALDEN DAWSON

“Mr. Grant was just an ordinary citizen who walks around.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“Has police spoken with his family?

ALDEN DAWSON

“Yes we have spoken to the neighborhood including his family.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“He was employed though?”

ALDEN DAWSON

“I am not sure.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“Are they telling you whether he had troubles with anyone in the area or beefs with anyone at all?”

ALDEN DAWSON

“Not that we know of.”

 

Police have detained two persons for questioning.  Reporting for Love News, I am Hipolito Novelo