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Corozal Teenager Becomes Victim of Shooting Incident

There was a shooting incident last night in the Corozal District that left a teen in critical condition. Around ten forty-five, three men were socializing at a residence at the corner of F and V Streets in Corozal Town. While the men were on the veranda of the house a gunman came from behind the yard and opened fire at them. As a result, eighteen-year-old, Andre Sanker was shot several times. According to ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Sanker’s attacker has since been detained and is pending charges.

ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “It was related to police that three men were socialising on a verandah, Andre Sanker, Ainsworth Matura, and Leonardo Acosta and they were approached from, a man came from behind the house, fired shots at Sanker, making good on his target. Sanker was transported to the Corozal Community Hospital and is listed as critical. We have since detained that person and hopefully by the end of today we would be able to levy charges. I know that investigators are gathering more statements from witnesses but hopefully very soon we can share his identity as long as a proper identification has been made so as not to hinder the case especially when somebody’s life is hanging on critical. It’s very serious to us so I would be able to share the other information as soon as it is made available.”

Yearwood added that investigators believe Sanker was the intended target of the shooting incident.