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A pregnant woman grazed by bullet while sleeping

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A pregnant woman survived a gunshot to the back over the weekend which she received as she slept in her bed.  31-year-old, Kanchi Casey was asleep with her common-law husband when she was grazed by a bullet in the back. Apparently, someone who they suspect is no stranger to them or the layout of their house, came up to the outside wall near the bedroom and fire a single shot. Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alejandro Cowo, said that there was a dispute between the couple and other family members.

A.S.P. Alejandro Cowo – Head of Crimes Investigation Branch Belize City: “Just after 11 pm, police visited Neals Penn Road where they observed a female by the name of Canchi Casey 31 years with an apparent gunshot wound to the right upper shoulder. She was inside of her residence when she heard a gunshot and then she realized that she received such injuries. What we understand is that she was along with her common law husband inside of the house but apparently there was a dispute among other family members outside of the residence which had probably led to her being shot.”

Casey’s common-law-husband told us that he had previously been threatened by a family member. The couple declined to comment on camera, but police say that they currently have 2 persons detained. /////////

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