Last night two men were shot in the St. Martins Area of Belize City. Twenty-year-old Eric Castillo and nineteen-year-old Rasheed Coffin were shot on Estella Metzgen Street around eight forty-five. Both men were standing in front of a residence on the street when they were approached by a man who came from the direction of Aloe Vera Street. The gunman fired several shots in their direction hitting Coffin to the right elbow and Castillo to his back. Today Coffin told our newsroom that he was merely an innocent bystander and can’t think of why he was targeted.
The men came under fire while they were standing in front of the residence of Alison Marin, a food vendor who says the shooting not only caused damaged to her mental state but as well to her house.
Police are yet to detain anyone in relation to the shooting, their investigations continue.