Teenage Student Murdered in Roaring Creek
Tonight police in Roaring Creek Village are investigating the murder of a teenage student and the shooting of another. The victims have been identified as 15-year-old Dane Matute Junior and 15-year-old Kaylen Wade. Love News understands that at around 1:30 pm, the victims were sitting near the river banks- opposite Guanacaste Park when three gunshots were heard. Investigators believe that an unknown gunman emerged from some bushes and fired in the group’s direction. Matute received gunshot wounds to his upper body while Wade was shot in the foot. They were rushed to the Western Regional Hospital where Matute succumbed. While police try to establish a motive, reports suggest that it may have been gang-related. Late this evening, the Belize Youth Movement in Cayo Central fired off a press release in which it denounces acts of violence against youths and calls for a full investigation into this latest murder.