Rural Police Wants Gang Members Out of the Area

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Updated: January 4, 2017

While we were at the scene of the fifth murder for this year on Holy Emmanuel Street in Belize City last night, Police of the Rural Eastern Division were called out to the Maskall Road where reports were made of shots being fired in the area.  Commander of the RED team, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Edward Broaster spoke briefly on the matter, saying that the person in the area where the shooting occurred was targeted some months ago.

EDWARD BROASTER

“We had a non fatal shooting incident in Sandhill and we have intelligence as to who more or less is directing the shooting and hence the reason why I informed my officers that we must ensure that we get them out of there. Shots were fired at a resident, no one was injured this was the same residence that was shot at some months ago where a female was shot in the buttocks. We are not sure who fired the shots but we know that there are elements of George Street in the area and we are actively looking for them.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“Do you believe another attempt will be made on this person’s life? Will police be monitoring?”

EDWARD BROASTER

“We have him in custody for his own safety.”

According to ACP Broaster there is currently an issue being faced with by the authorities in that area where members of the George Street gang have taken up residence in that jurisdiction.  He says there are efforts being made to weed them out.

EDWARD BROASTER

“There are elements of George Street in our jurisdiction that we need to seek out and deal with. We believe that they may have triggered it. Whichever way they did it or it was against them we are not quite sure at this time.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“Do you have an idea of how many of them are operating within your jurisdiction?”

EDWARD BROASTER

“Yes.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“Roughly how many ?”

EDWARD BROASTER

“I will not comment on that.”

No one was injured in Tuesday night’s shooting.