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Luis Dominguez gunned down

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A man was shot and killed on Saturday night in Belize City. Thirty five year old Luis Dominguez was at a friend’s house when he was gunned down. Hipolito Novelo reports.

Hipolito Novelo reporting

Thirty-five-year-old Luis Dominguez was shot and killed while he was at a residence on 8th Street Belize City.

It happened on Saturday night at around midnight; police received a 911 called which led them to the body of Dominguez.

ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head, CIB Belize City

“Initial information revealed that Mr. Dominguez was sitting at a table inside of the compound when a male person approached him and fired several shots at him. The male person then ran from A Street into 12th Street and fired four more shots in the area. What we understand is that he was hanging there from sometime earlier in the day and was along with another person at the time of the shooting.”

Reports are that Dominguez was shot three times; once to the arm and twice to the chest. He died at the scene.

So why would anyone want him dead? He would usually socialize at the residence where he was killed. His killer must have known that. His friends were not around when he was fatally shot. His killer must have been watching his every move, waiting for the perfect time to pounce.

A picture showing a tattooed Dominguez prompted the question: Was it gang related?

Asp Alejandro Cowo, Head CIB Belize City

“We are not sure, we cannot say that it is gang related up to this moment.

Reporter

“Was Mr. Dominguez known to police?”

Asp Alejandro Cowo, Head CIB Belize City

“Yes he had some incidents that he had been arrested for but not anything to do with any shooting but other minor offences.”

Dominguez worked at the Belize City Council in the Works Department. UDP Mayoral Hopeful, Dion Leslie, says he was turning his life around.

Dion Leslie, UDP Mayoral Candidate, Belize City

“He was one of those people who was so happy for his job. Every time you met him there was nothing but a smile. He worked under the works department for the concrete crew when we would do concrete street or any concrete work that we needed to patch up he worked on that crew and every time you meet him or talk to him he was just so excited for the job saying that he was changing his life.”

Police are reviewing security footage captured by cameras attached to the neighboring houses as investigations continue. Reporting for Love News, I am Hipolito Novelo.

If you have any information that can assist police in their investigation, you are asked to contact the nearest police station or call Crime Stoppers at 922-TIPS.

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