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Shooting incident sends Fortune to the hospital

Police are investigating two separate shooting incidents. The most recent, happened in Belize City which left one man, Charles Fortune hospitalized. ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of the CIB unit in Belize City shared more details.

Alejandro Cowo, OC, Crimes Investigation Branch, Belize City

“Sometime last night police responded to a shooting incident at Ebony Street and as a result, they visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they observed a male person by the name of Charles Fortune with a gunshot injury to his right knee. An initial investigation reveals that he was inside of a vehicle that was on the bridge on Ebony Street. When shots were heard and as a result, he noticed that he was injured. He is presently admitted to the KHMH in a stable condition at this moment; so far nobody has been detained for that incident.”

Another incident was reported to have taken place in Burrell Boom Village on Monday.

Alejandro Cowo, OC, Crimes Investigation Branch, Belize City

“Yesterday at Burrell Boom where one Camila Terry report she was driving on the Boom road along with two other male persons when she observed that she was being followed by a gold in color vehicle. As a result of that, she heard several shots being fired. She took cover of herself and the other persons inside of the vehicle and as a result, she managed to reach the Ladyville Police Station where she made a report. Also, she was informed that other male persons had received injuries who were coming behind her vehicle in another separate vehicle. The male person was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he was attended, given medical attention. His name was turned to be Tevin Cacho. At this moment he has been treated and discharged from the memorial hospital.”

Police have detained two persons for questioning.