There were a couple of murders and shootings over the weekend.
We start with the murder in Belize City which occurred on Sunday March 1. 27-year-old Japhet Martinez of Belize City was shot multiple times.
According to police reports, at about 6:55 p.m., Mr Martinez was riding his bicycle on Alicia Street heading towards Estel Street . He stopped in front of a shop located at the corner of Alicia Street and Estel Street. That is when a short man of light complexion with corn row hair style came from behind Mr Martinez on a bicycle and fired several gunshots towards him. Japhet Martinez ran into Estel Street followed by the short man, who continued firing. Mr Martinez was then rendered assistance, and escorted to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital but within half hour, he succumbed to his injuries.