Two men were shot in separate incidents. The first happened on December first when retired Canadian National Pierre Blais was shot outside his home. Police say they believe he was a victim of robbery.
ACP Joseph Myvett: “They reported to the Police that sometime around 7:30 AM on the said date that whilst he was coming out of his home and was about to enter his vehicle he was approached by two males of dark complexion, of which one of whom fired a shot at him and caught him in the neck. He claims that we has also beaten and thereafter tied up, his home was ransacked and his vehicle which is a Toyota Eco car was stolen which was later recovered on the Coastal Rd. extensively damaged. Mr. Blais had since been released from the Hospital and is in the process of giving Police a statement as to what transpired.”
In another incident, which happened after three o’clock on Sunday Morning in San Ignacio Town, 32 year old Moamar Zelaya of Esperanza Village reported that he and his brother were assaulted.
ACP Joseph Myvett: “San Ignacio Police responded to an area on Hudson St. in San Ignacio Town where upon arrival they met one Christopher Hudson of a Belize City address with what appeared to be a gunshot injury to his right side. Also they observed with injuries was one Germaine Pandy a 33 year old of a San Ignacio Town address. Police also found one Moamar Zelaya a 32 year of Esperanza Village at the scene. Initial investigation revealed that Zelaya had an altercation with the aforementioned persons where he drew his licensed firearm and fired shots, he has since been detained pending this investigation.”