Man Gets Shot in Belize City

Police are also investigating a shooting incident that took place on Saturday night in Belize City. Investigator Corporal Jorge Lemus tells us more.

vlcsnap-2014-02-24-19h00m10s223Corporal Jorge Lemus- Chief of Investigation

“Police received information yesterday, Sunday 23rd of February after 10:00 last night on someone being shot on Desmond Street.  As a result, CIB personnel visited the KHMH Trauma Room where a male person was seen suffering from gunshot wounds to the neck area.  Initial investigation revealed that one Andrew Augustine of a Belize City address was approached by a single gunman on a bicycle, who pulled out a firearm, pointed it into his direction and fired this shot that caused the injuries to Augustine”.

hand shootingThe victim was by himself and police say they have no clue as yet why he was shot, but they are investigating.

Corporal Jorge Lemus:  “To our knowledge, he was walking by himself according to the investigation; we are seeking one person in regards to this investigation who can assist the police to throw some light.  The motive at this time we can’t answer because the investigation is at its preliminary stages and the detectives from this precinct are doing their best to solve the matter”.

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