Man shot and killed while purchasing food

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Updated: October 11, 2017

Twenty-seven year old Jason Almendarez was killed yesterday in Belize City. Almendarez is the latest murder victim in what appears to be a gang warfare escalating in Southside Belize City. Almendarez was at Fish Joint Food Shop when she was shot at around 2:08 in the afternoon. He had exited his vehicle to buy food and while waiting, a lone gunman appeared from behind and shot in his direction. Almendarez was shot to the back of the head and the shoulder. He was rushed to the KHMH where at 5:55 pm he died while receiving treatment.