17 year old Girl Shot Multiple Times in San Pedro

vlcsnap-2014-05-05-19h29m22s147San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye has been a hotbed of violence over the past few weeks. On Saturday there was another shooting incident on the island.

It occurred in the San Pablo Area of San Pedro Town. 17-year-old Irma Mejia was shot the right side of her abdomen, to the right side of her jaw and also to her right thumb.

Police say that Irma Mejia was at her home when two men fired shots through her front door, gained entrance to the apartment and fired shots at her causing her injuries.

She was rushed to the San Pedro Poly Clinic and then transported to the K.H.M.H via Wings of Hope in a critical but stable condition.

Two point 38 expended shells was recovered from the scene.  Police have since detained two men as investigations continue.  Police say they believe the shooting is drug related.

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