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Was Green shooting part of ongoing turf war?

18-year-old, Malik Green is fortunate to be alive after he was shot yesterday on a basketball court located through Hunters Lane in Belize City. Love News spoke with Green who said he did not receive any threats and do not know why anyone would want to target him.

Malik Green Shooting victim: “I was the only one shooting the ball right and I see a shot fire and when I look around I didn’t see anybody or anything and when I noticed my foot started to hurt me and after that I ran to my cousins house and asked for assistance and that when I left from where I got shot and walked on Freetown. I then noticed the mobile was coming and so I started to make noise so they could carry me because I had already seen that I was bleeding a lot.  I got shot in my right foot low underneath my knee and when I reached Hospital the police took long to take as well because I hear the Corporal tell the next one something in spanish and he started to drive slow you know so I start to trip and when I reach the Hospital they took me out and I hurry went on the bed and they put me on drips and give me the thing to ease off the pain and I was in pain long.

At today’s police press brief, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alejandro Cowo, told the media that Green is known to the authorities.

ASP Alejandro Cowo – Head of CIB: “Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they observed Malique Green 18 year old Belizean of Hunters Lane suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the back of the right calf. What police gathered is that Mr. Green was sitting on the fence at Carlos Perdomo Center when he heard  a gunshot and he realized he was injured. At this moment he is not cooperating with the police.”

Green was discharged from Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital at approximately yesterday evening