A Belize City man was killed on Friday night while socializing with friends.
The victim was shot at recently on Holy Emmanuel Street and he was shot before in another incident. But this time, someone finally assassinated the young man.
Jose Sanchez: G Nembhard had been targeted before; this time the 22 year old was killed. His mother Tiffany said she awoke to the sounds of her children crying but it was not a surprise her first born was killed.
Mother of deceased: I was sleeping and I had so much missed calls and what woke me was when I heard my children bawling.I answered the phone and they called me and they told me your son just got shot go to the hospital. When I went to the hospital they said they had already taken the body.All I could have done was cry like any other mother because to be honest people already cried before me. I experienced it already with one of my babies but i never have had to say somebody killed my child and I wont say my kids are perfect. He had already screwed up He mih done but he changed his life.
Jose Sanchez: He was shot before right?
Mother of deceased: Yes he changed his life because me I talk to him when he got shot and was in the hospital when he got shot up I talk to him. I said son i know they normally have a phrase they say as you change your life you die but I still feel good that he turned his life to God you understand. He goes all the places he knows he shouldn’t . That is the thing that hurt me you understand. But like my son would always tell me he said” but mommy i don’t want to stay home”.
Jose Sanchez: Assistant Superintendent of Police Alejandro Cowo indicated that the police investigation of Nembhard’s murder was moving along without the cooperation from witnesses.
ASP Alejandro Cowo: Unfortunately on Friday night we had the murder of Gil Nembhard. It happened minutes before midnight; This happened whilst he was at Berry Street not far from family residence. He was socializing with a group of male persons when someone just appeared from behind a house and fired several shots where he was injured three times to the body. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead about half an hour later. The investigation is pointing out that he was not the only person there so at this moment we cannot say indeed if he was the target or not but unfortunately he was the one that was shot.
Reporter: He was shot twice to the head sir?
ASP Alejandro Cowo: Yes, to the face.
Jose Sanchez: Are you getting any cooperation from the residents of that house he was socializing.
ASP Alejandro Cowo: Well the incident happened minutes to twelve; at the time only his friends were around him. They have been spoken to but there it is little cooperation from them.
Reporter: Little cooperation?
ASP Alejandro Cowo: Yes
Jose Sanchez: He was shot several times, would you not then believe perhaps he was the target; two to the head, one to the chest i believe?
ASP Alejandro Cowo: Well it is something that we are looking at.
Jose Sanchez: Is one of the possible motives that you are looking at that maybe he was lured to that location?
ASP Alejandro Cowo: No that is an area he frequents.
Jose Sanchez: You don’t want revenge; what is it that you want?
Mother of the decease: All i just want to do is rest, make my son rest. I want lay my son down. I have to find money to bury my son you understand and they need to think; all the parents are getting hurt you. I know my son *obscene language* and I won’t say he was perfect but he was loving kid to his brother and sisters. He was like a father because he was the oldest; he is was my oldest child.
Jose Sanchez: How many more you have?
Mother of the Nembhard: Six kids left; that’s all i could say.
Jose Sanchez: Peace not revenge is the only way to end the violence. For Love News Jose Sanchez.