Spike in Shooting Incidents Sparks Concerns in Corozal District

Spike in Shooting Incidents Sparks Concerns in Corozal District

Since early June, there has been a spike in shooting incidents in the Corozal district. The Belize Police Department has been looking closely at the issue since at least two houses have been riddled with bullets from high-caliber weaponry. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams spoke on the matter today and explained that police believe the incidents are all connected. 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “That matter again, we still believe that it has a lot to do with the earlier shootings we have had in the north. Starting with the shooting death of the guy Usha and we do expect that the matter is not going to go away easily. We do have our presence still in that area with our operation teams doing what needs to be done to prevent these things from occurring. But again, like I said, there is no police work that is going to be foolproof to avoid these things from occurring but I think that all in all, the police work in the area has been extremely good to the extent that we have seen the spate of shooting decrease tremendously.”

Williams added that increased police presence has minimized the frequency of the incidents. He said that Corozal residents have expressed their gratitude for the way the situation is being handled.

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