Just over two weeks ago, a 25 year old man was shot and killed in Mahogany Heights. On Thursday December 11, there was another shooting in the community.
Police say that sometime after 5 pm, there was a shooting incident that occurred through a path that leads from the highway to Mahogany Heights Village, Belize District.
Initial investigations revealed that five persons came off the bus and were walking through the path, when a man of dark complexion wearing a hooded shirt held them up. The five persons began to run and the hooded man responded by firing several shots, resulting in the shooting of 22-year-old Joel Winston Seawell, a Belizean of Mahogany Heights Village. Mr Sewell was shot to the right side of his mouth and the lower back.
Joel Seawell, though injured, still managed to run from the area to Tiger Sandy Bay Farm which is situated across the Highway at Mile 31 ½ George Price Highway. He asked for help when he arrived at the farm and was then transported to the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan for treatment where he was admitted in a stable condition.
Police have since detained a 26-year-old man of Mahogany Heights Village, Belize District pending investigations.