As the Morter family mourns the family of thirty-one-year-old Noe Zetina is hopeful that he will make a full recovery after being shot on Tuesday. Zetina was shot to the face yesterday evening as he conversed with a friend near the Sacachispa Football Field. It was just after five o’clock when the two men were approached by the gunman whom they recognized. Moments later Zetina was grazed to the head and shot to the right leg resulting in him being transported via air ambulance to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. According to Assistant Superintendent of Police Fitzroy Yearwood, the perpetrator who is a tour guide of the island has been detained and his licensed firearm has been confiscated.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations Officer, Belize Police Department: “Upon arrival they managed to speak to the victim because he was not unconscious where investigators revealed that sometime around 5:20pm he was at the Saca Chispas Football Field at the corner of Angel Coral Street and Buccaneer Street socializing with a friend when he was approached by a person known to him where that person took out a firearm fired several shots towards him causing his injuries. We have since detained that person along with a licensed firearm and our investigators are trying to gather statements and do their best to see when and what charges would be levied against that person.”
Reporter: So no information as to what triggered the shooting ?
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations Officer, Belize Police Department: “None whatsoever as yet but as soon as we get an interim report I would be able to share that information with you.”
Up to news time tonight Zetina remains in a critical but stable condition.