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Man is murdered in front of wife; she escapes with injuries

One man is dead following an early morning shooting in Belize City. Francis Gill and his wife were targeted as they arrived in the compound of an apartment complex on Barracuda Street. Shots were fired and Gill was fatally wounded. His wife, Betzy Gill was injured. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino of the Crimes Investigation Branch provided more details into their investigation.

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino: “There they discovered one Francis Gill a 47 year old resident of the same address slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle. From what Police gathered is that Mr. Gill and his wife returned home from socializing and he was parking his vehicle inside his yard when someone fired four shots at him: two of which caught him and were fatal. His wife was also injured, one hit her on her right leg and the other in her left leg, she is in a stable condition at the Hospital. We have several leads that we are following and the investigation is ongoing; as soon as we have something concrete we will give it to you.”

Reporter: Are there any suspects at this time?”

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino: Yes we do have one persons of interest who can assist in the investigation.”

Francis Gill has had previous run-ins with the law for drugs. He was also involved in an argument that ended with him being maimed in 2014.