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Shooting in Esperanza Village

A man was shot last night in Esperanza Village, Cayo. The latest victim of gun violence has been identified as Joseph August. He was alone when a lone gunman appeared and blasted about a dozen 9mm bullets in his direction. ACP Joseph Myvette briefed the media this morning.

ACP Joseph Myvette: “Upon police arrival their investigation revealed that one Joseph August was inside a yard in Esperanza Village when he was approached by a lone gunman on a motorcycle who fired several shots at him, five of which caught him in the upper body. Upon the police’s examination of the scene a total of 12 expended shells and one live 9mm round was found. The victim Joseph August was transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital where he remains in a stable condition. Police investigation into this matter is ongoing at this time.”

Investigators have not identified a suspect as yet.