Just after one o’clock this afternoon, reports reached our news centre of a shooting incident in the Bella Vista residential community just off the Philip Goldson Highway. Considering the fact that it is somewhat of a gated community, the first thought was that perhaps it was a home invasion or robbery but minutes after the first call came in, a second report came saying that Senior Counsel Michael Young had taken his life. Our news team was dispatched to the Young’s residence where police personnel were already present and where the media spoke with Officer Commanding Precinct Four, Senior Superintendent Linden Flowers.
“We are processing the scene of Mr.Michael Young where Mr.Young was injured as a result of an incident at that residence. I arrived there on the scene about 35 minutes ago and my detectives along with other detectives from the Eastern Division North are on the scene. I have no immediate contact with them I haven’t gotten any confirmation when I arrived here.”
Initial investigations led officers to believe that it may have been a case of suicide but reliable reports indicate that the Police Department has been urged to ensure that proper forensic testing is done to decipher whether it was self-inflicted or if there was foul play. Commanding Officer Flowers was very tight lipped at the scene with the media and had refused to divulge any important information.
“I cannot confirm at this time if it was an intruder of it is self inflicted or if it was someone inside the house. The detectives will give me that information which I will pass on to the media. I do not have that information as to his whereabouts but I know that we are investigating this situation. To the best of my knowledge the calls came in through the 911 call center to the police that is where I was alerted from.”
Love News was told that some minutes before the incident he had called his wife for her to come home and upon arriving home he was found in the master bathroom of his home. 61-year-old, Senior Counsel Michael Young was born in England and was a stalwart supporter of the United Democratic Party up to the time of his death and was active in law practice via Young’s Law Firm on Regent Street in Belize City. Young is survived by his wife, Denise and three children.