Within a period of 72 hours, four men were fatally wounded. There is no indication that either incident was connected which makes the job of the investigators a bit more perplexed. We begin with the first homicide on Friday night in the south. 32-year-old Darrel Glenford Bermudez Laurie was shot at his business establishment on Friday night as he attended to a customer. Our Stann Creek Correspondent, Harry Arzu went to the scene looking for answers.
Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: “Residents of Dangriga are shaken up once again by the sound of gunshots that left a business man dead. He has been identified as 32-year-old Derrel Lowrey. Reports say that Lowery was inside his business establishment located on Melinda Road when two male persons entered his premises shortly after six o’clock PM on Friday and fired several shots in his direction. According to eye witness reports Lowery was shot multiple times including one to the left eye and as a result Lowery died from his injuries inside his business place. Eyewitness reports also say that after the incident they saw two male persons ride off on separate bicycles. The perpetrators, the say, had some difficulties with one of the bicycles and had to abandon it in the nearby bushes- the bike is now in police custody. A large number of onlookers flocked to the scene last night when the news spread like wildfire while police and scenes of crime personnel processed the crime scene. Police are now scrambling for answers in an effort to bring this latest execution style murder to a close.”
Bermudez was the owner of the bar, Hide and Seek in the Wagierale Area of Dangriga Town. He was shot to the left side of the head, the left side of the back, the upper back and thigh. Police have reportedly ruled out robbery as a motive.