Police fail to apprehend high-speed shooters

Residents of the Kraal Road area of Belize City awoke to see police chasing a group of men in an SUV on Sunday morning. They were responding to reports of alleged gunfire heard on Kraal Road.

We responded as well and witnessed the high-speed chase through the neighborhoods of the Southside to George Street, where the shooters ditched the vehicle and escaped.

They were alleged to be carrying and using sub-machine guns.

vlcsnap-2015-01-06-09h30m30s239The vehicle in which they were traveling, a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV with Belize City license plates BC-C-47582, was impounded after being processed where it was ditched on George Street, and then taken to Queen Street where it remains under guard pending further examination.

On Monday we questioned press officer Raphael Martinez but he did not have much more to add.

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Kareem-Lopez0003-150x150Raphael Martinez – Police Press Officer

“I’m not really sure what they had, but [residents] heard some firing in the area.

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We also hear from Superintendent of Police Hilberto Romero.

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vlcsnap-2015-01-06-05h24m18s248Hilberto Romero – Superintendant of Police

“The occupants of that vehicle fled.  So it is uncertain who these people were.”

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Police continue their investigations into this incident.
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