A gunman, believed to be 15 years old, opened fire this morning in front of the Queen Street Police Station. Sometime around 8 0’clock this morning, as Belize City residents were moving about to head to work, shots were fired and when the bullets stopped reigning, four persons were injured. One of those persons was a police officer, Alrick Arnold, who we understand returned fire after the shooter.PC Arnold was seriously wounded and underwent surgery
ACP Desiree Phillips, O.C Eastern Division North: Corporal Arnold received a gunshot wound to the upper chest . He has just completed surgery and we’re thankful. He is in a critical condition but we are hopeful that he pulls through
All four persons were taken to the KHMH for treatment for their injuries. As police processed the scene, businesses between the Angelus Press Limited and the corner of Queen and New Road were closed down and citizens kept at bay by yellow tape, to try and preserve any evidence at the crime scene. The 15 year old shooter is in police custody and officers are trying to get him to talk, so as to formulate a motive.