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Home Affairs Minister Reacts to Mass Shooting

The public at large is calling on the Belize Police Department to deliver justice swiftly. Commenting on the matter today was Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa who told reporters that investigators have reliable evidence that will lead to a conviction.

Kareem Musa, Minister, Home Affairs: “I can’t say whether patrons were searched but from the information, like I said, that I received, the individuals left the nightclub and then came back into the nightclub and fired at the patron. So, in terms of the level of search, that’s very detailed and we’d have to inquire on that. Tragedy struck in Hopkins. A very unexpected incident occurred whereby eight individuals including police officers were shot and two individuals lost their lives and so we extend our condolences to the families of those two individuals and so we wish the other six a speedy recovery. Tragic and unexpected like I said and something that the police could not have foreseen but at the same time, I want to acknowledge the very hard, swift work by the Police Department in apprehending the three suspects. From the information that I received, we have very good evidence against these three individuals and so you can expect that charges will be laid and those individuals will be sent to prison to await their trial. So we expect, like I said, we have good evidence and we expect a conviction in this case.”