Kareem Lopez’s murder was the first of two in Belize City within 56 hours . There was another on Monday morning in a highly trafficked area near the Pound Yard Bridge .
Police responded to reports of gunshots being fired in the vicinity of Rogers’ Stadium, and came upon 32 year old Mervin Underwood with a fatal wound to the head.
With a formal report here is Police Press Officer Raphael Martinez.
Raphael Martinez – Police Press Officer
“Police were informed of gunshots being fired in the vicinity of Roger’s Stadium. When police went to the scene they saw a male of dark complexion, who was identified later as 32 year old Mervin Anthony Underwood, laying in the vicinity of the Pound Yard Bridge apparently dead, with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.
He was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where his body awaits a post-mortem examination, as the investigations continue.”
Not much is known about Mervin Underwood personally, except that he was related to persons living in the Yabra area.
We understand that he was about to catch the bus to go to work, when his attacker came off a bus and opened fire on him.
Superintendent Hilberto Romero told reporters that police have no leads in this murder, much less linked it to the death of Kareem Lopez, for whom it is alleged to be retaliation, and other activity in the City since Saturday.
Supterintendant Hilberto Romero – Officer in Charge of CIB Eastern Division
“We don’t have much leads to go on [with] the second murder. We don’t have anybody in custody.”