BDF soldier shot in Guyana

A Belize Defense Force soldier was shot during an armed robbery in Georgetown, Guyana.

According to international reports, the shooting happened on Monday night at around 8:15.

Belizean BDF soldier Emil Mendez and his girlfriend had gone out, and after he dropped her off, he was walking back to the military base, when an armed robber accosted him.

Reports are that a struggle ensued, and in the process Mr Mendez was shot four times in the abdomen and thigh. The gunman escaped and Emil Mendez was taken to the hospital for treatment, where he remains hospitalized.

BDF Mendez is part of Ministry of Health Orthopedic Technician program.

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