The latest murder in Belize City occurred just after one o’clock this afternoon. 34-year-old Carlton Moreira was shot and killed in the back alley of the Mayflower area. Police arrived shortly after and sealed off the crime scene. After the news of his death broke, family and friends gathered in shock and disbelief. His common-law-wife, Angela Hinds, told the media that she could not believe it when she got the call since she left him shortly before one o’clock to return to work.
It is not clear why Moreira, who was not known to be a troublemaker, was targeted. He leaves behind two children.