Shortly after that shooting, there was another one on Banak Street, Belize City at around noon. Two minors received gunshot wounds to the leg during a robbery that was in progress. Superintendent Alejandro Cowo stated there were three minors involved, but only the two that were injured were detained.
Supt. Alejandro Cowo, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch, Belize City: “Police were called to a burglary in progress at #3 Lakeview Street which is a two story building; the upper flat is unoccupied and the bottom one is Nina’s Shop. Upon police’s arrival they observed that one of the doors to the upper flat of the building was damaged and upon police gaining entrance to the building they observed three persons inside of the building. Police alerted the three persons to come out of the building and as a result two of them approached police with knives and as a result the police fired shots injuring two male persons and one of them made good his escape. The two persons that were injured are minors. According to the information we receive from the owner of the shop some cash was stolen from them.”
Superintendent Cowo stated that the minors will be going to court by the end of the day.