Police say no motives as yet for weekend shootings

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Updated: February 17, 2016

Two persons were injured in two separate shooting incidents in Southside Belize City over the weekend. The first occurred on Friday night on Allan Pitts Crescent where 19 year old Raheem Bailey was shot. The other incident occurred just hours after, on Boots Crescent. This time, a 17 year old was shot. Today Commanding Officer of Precinct Two, Superintendent Alden Dawson, spoke on the matter.

Superintendent Alden Dawson, OC Precinct Two

“It sounds like something that had been ongoing for a while. This guy was standing in his yard and this gun man came up and fired several shots, one of which caught him in the chest.”

Reporter

“Now that is the one in reference to Mr. Bailey. Were these two known to be rivals or members of rivaling gangs? What could have led to that?

Superintendent Alden Dawson, OC Precinct Two

“I don’t know them to be any rivals but they are youths that grew up in the same area and they might have had old beef with each other. The second shooting occurred about an hour after, that one occurred on Boots Crescent. In that one a lone gunman rode up and fired several shots, one of which caught him in his upper back and since then we have arrested and charged someone for that.”

Reporter

“What would be the motive for that shooting?

Superintendent Alden Dawson, OC Precinct Two

“We have none at this time. Shootings are nothing new the Southside, we have been very successful in keeping it to a minimum and to my mind two incidents over the weekend is actually minimal.”