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Belize City police investigate two shooting incidents

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Belize City police are investigating two separate shooting incidents which occurred in the Old Capital over the weekend. This morning, Head of CIB in Belize City, ASP Alejandro Cowo provided more details.

ASP ALEJANDRO COWO, HEAD, CIB

“The first one happened on Friday the 12th of January sometime after 12:05 pm. Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where the observed a male person by the name of Kareem Williams with a gunshot injury to he right leg. He was treated on that same night and discharged from the hospital. Initial investigation that the Police has gathered is that Mr. Williams was walking on Cran Street when he was approached by a male person who fired several shots at him causing the above-mentioned injuries. That case is still under investigation and Police is looking for that male person to question. The second incident happened last night sometime after 9:20 pm Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they observed two male persons with apparent gunshot wounds. The first one is a fifteen-year-old minor who had an apparent gunshot wound to the right leg. He was treated and discharged the same night. Another Male person by the name of Ian Williams. He had received an apparent gunshot wound to the right side of his face. He is still admitted in a stable condition at this moment. Police understand that the male person was socializing at Armadillo Street when two persons came on board of motorcycle and one of the male persons fired several shots at their direction causing the above-mentioned injuries. Mr. Williams is still admitted in a stable condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Police is looking for two persons in this investigation at this moment.”

 

Motives for the shootings have not been established.

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