Four non-fatal shootings happened in the Belize District over this past weekend. The first happened on Friday night at around nine thirty. Shots were fired at the corner of Sarstoon and Ebony Streets in Belize City. Investigators of Precinct One responded to the long barracks in that area and found that 21-year-old, Tyrique Medwood injured. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvett, said that the incident happened while Medwood was socializing.
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch: “Police responded to a shooting on corner Ebony and Sarstoon Street where upon arrival they met one Tyreke Medwood with an apparent gunshot injury to the left leg. According to him, himself and another person were socializing when they were approached by a dark complexioned male person who fired one single shot resulting in his injuries. So far that is as much as we were able to gather from him as he has not provided us with any other information in regards to his shooting.”
Less than two hours after Medwood was shot, another shooting incident occurred in Ladyville, Belize District. 30-year-old Denfield Tasher was shot to the lower back in front of Low’s Supermarket and was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch: “On Friday sometime after 10:30 pm police received information of a shooting incident in Ladyville and as a result they visited an area on Parakeet and Tapnachic Street in Ladyville somewhere in the vicinity of Lowe’s Store where upon arrival they saw a male person with apparent gunshot injuries later identified as Densfield Tasher,30 years of a Ladyville address. He was later transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is listed in a stable condition. What the police know so far is that he was in conversation with a male person who he claimed he does not know by name and during that process the said male person took out a firearm and fired several shots towards his direction one of which caught him in the midsection. So far that is all the information police has been able to gather from him but we are looking at several other leads that were given to us in relation to this investigation.”
This next story of a shooting comes with a twist. Initially, 22-year-old Justin Marin reported that he was shot in the leg as he walked on Juliet Soberanis Street from the Love Park. Marin’s version of how he got shot didn’t add up and later, police found that it was all a fabrication.
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch: “A query concerning a shooting on Albert Hoy Street which was followed up by the police where one Justin Marin, 22 years, was seen at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital with injuries to his left thigh and those injuries are believed to have been gunshot injuries. He initially reported to the police that whilst walking in the area of the Love Park a black in color SUV passed by where someone fired at him which caught him. However police investigation revealed that Marin was along with another person somewhere in the Kings Park area as was part of the information we gathered and he was playing with a licensed firearm belonging to the other party when the firearm discharged hitting him. That person was also detained but eventually he was released and Marin has also since been released from the hospital. The police investigation into this matter is continuing.”
26-year-old Kevin Buller was shot on Saturday night as he rode his bicycle on Jasmine Street, Belize City. Police have yet to determine a motive in this incident.
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch: “On Saturday sometime shortly after 9:30pm police responded to an information of a shooting incident on Jasmine Street in Belize City where they met and spoke with one Kevin Buller who was seen on the ground and he reported to police that whilst riding his bicycle on Jasmine Street he was approached from behind by a male person whom he did not recognize who fired a single shot towards his direction hitting him in the back. He is in a stable condition and police are investigating this matter at this time.
No arrests have been made in the three shooting incidents.