Belize City man survives overnight shooting

There was very nearly another murder in Belize City Thursday night when 32 year old Luis Dominguez was shot multiple times on JR Street off Jane Usher Boulevard around 7:45 p.m. The St. Thomas Street resident also known as “Esse” normally socializes with friends at a house in King’s Park. One of his friends who was the last to speak to him before the incident, spoke to us this morning.

 

Voice of Witnessluis22.5.15a
“Like minutes to 9pm, we got a call. He called one of his friend and say that he just got shot and the phone cut off and the friend call back his phone and we just heard siren and we went to the hospital and we heard he got shot in his face, the bullet came from  the next side and came our through his nose , and  he got one in his shoulder. he said he was going to Lake I but we didn’t know he would go by Jane Usher.

 

Reporter

 “He has relatives or friends back there because they told us that he went to look for someone but he did not find the person.”

 

Voice of Witness

I don’t know. I am not sure who he has behind there.

 

Reporter

“Prior to him leaving this yard, was he mentioned any beef that he had with anybody.”

 

 

Voice of Witness

“No.”

 

Dominguez is said to have run for about 200 feet from where he was shot toward a fenced yard with multiple homes. One of the residents of the yard who rendered aid described the scene:

 


Voice of Witness

” When he came in the yard and said that he got shot, He ran by the steps by me and I ask him where he has gotten shot. He told me that they just shot him. I yelled for the neiluis22.5.15ghbors to call the police. They took about 15 minutes to come. Meanwhile, we were he was losing a lot of blood from his mouth. I asked him where he got shot and he said by his neck. When I looked at his neck I saw a bullet hole in his neck. I ran upstairs to get a shirt  I told him to o put the t-shirt around his neck to apply pressure on it to make the bleeding slow down a little. We then took him to the gate to wait for the police and he started to get weak. We got a chair for him to sit on and then the police came because the police took long. They didn’t believe when they were calling because of the amount of calls they got. More than one person called.

 

 

Reporter  

“anyone around here heard shots fired because it’s not too far from where it happened?

 

Voice of Witness

” Yes everyone in the neighborhood heard  because everyone came out after that happened. We heard two gun shots.”

 

Reporter  

“Was he able to say what he was doing there?”

 

Voice of Witness

“he was just riding around. He said when he was riding around a guy just came up and shot him twice.

 

Reporter

“He was on bike?”

 

Voice of Witness

“Yes. We need light because where he got shot, no light is around. There is no light around here either and a lot of bush. You don’t know if anyone is sneaking up on you.”

 

Dominguez is in hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his shoulder. Police have identified the possible shooter as someone of Hispanic descent who took aim while coming out of an adjoining yard. They have detained one person pending continued investigations.

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