For the past few days, twenty-six-year-old Edwin Williams has been recovering after being shot on Friday morning. Williams who is a security guard was working at the University of Belize Campus (Old Teachers College) in West Landivar, when was he was shot by a man. Williams told police that the shooter first at him but a struggle ensued. Williams managed to escape but as he was running, the shooter blasted several bullets at him. One hit him on the right leg. ASP Alejandro Cowo says that Williams saw his shooter but does not know who he is.
ASP. Alejandro Cowo, CIB, Belize City
“What we understand so far is that Mr. Williams was working that night there along with two other security guards and whilst he was at the booth at the entrance of the compound he was approached by a male person who came and fired a shot at him. He managed to struggle with the male person and then ran into the compound and while he was running the person fired several other shots at him which caused the injuries to his leg. He was admitted to the hospital and he has been discharged. The witness had mentioned that he was able to see who was the person but does not know the person by name. It was three persons that were working there that night and the one that was at the entrance so we are still looking as to what could be the possible motive or why is it that he was the target.”
Investigators are working on establishing a motive.