Boy, 9, and senior citizen shot in Belize City

It was not fatal, but residents of Fabers Road in Belize City were surprised around 7:00 p.m. Sunday by the sound of gunfire in their neighborhood. Nine-year-old student Davian Sanchez of Rivero Street Extension was found shot twice to the right leg, and 56 year old Charles Guy, also known as Robin, a fisherman from Fabers Road, was hit to the right leg as well.

The two were buying at a store when, according to police, a single armed man rode up and opened fire. But was this shooting targeted, or random? We found out from Officer in Charge of CIB Eastern Division, Superintendent Hilberto Romero.

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vlcsnap-2015-02-17-05h02m42s183Superintendent Hilberto Romero

“Police visited Faber’s Road area where a report was received that there was a shooting and several expended shells were recovered. Police made checks at the Karl Huesner Hospital where they found two male persons. One with a gunshot wound to the leg, and one with a gunshot wound to the lower part of the right foot. One person is in custody for this shooting, and an investigation continues. 

Again, we do not have a motive. These persons were at the Chinese story when a person just came and opened fire in the general area. There are some marks on the wall where the shots also hit, and these two persons received the gunshots.

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Reporter

“Can you determine if any of them were the target?”

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Superintendent Hilberto Romero

“We have not established who the target was,  because this is a minor and a fifty-six year old man.”

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Reporter

“I understand that the police pursued a red car after the shooting and they found a sixteen year old minor driving a red car. Is that the main suspect at this time?”

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Superintendent Hilberto Romero

 “Well, again, the investigation continues and one person is in custody. Again, based on the investigation it will be determined if he will be charged, but one person is in custody at this time.”

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Reporter

“Was any firearm found?”

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Superintendent Hilberto Romero

 “No firearm was found.”

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Police have detained a 15-year old minor as part of their continuing investigations.
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