A 5 year old boy was the victim of a shooting in Belmopan, Salva Pan Area, on Saturday night. The child, Elvis Godoy Jr., was one of three persons shot. Also shot were his father and uncle who are twin
brothers. They are Elvis and Josel Godoy, both 27 years old. According to reports, the two men and the child were sitting down on a bench under a tree sometime after 8 o’clock on Saturday night on Suriname Street when two masked persons showed up on a motorcycle. The two persons had on Halloween masks and opened fire on the three sitting on the bench. We spoke to a witness off camera.
My experience was very terrible. After I came to my house I sat down. One of the twins stopped me and spoke with me. Where i was talking with him on the corner i came back to my house. When I started to open the door to enter my house; I heard the gunshots, but i thought that it was firecrackers that were exploding… after I saw all of the guys fallen on the ground i saw what was happening and i saw two guys on motorbikes. One of the guys had a gun in his hand shooting towards the guys. After I saw that i did not go into my house i went to see what happened.
I saw one of the twins on the ground laying down and I saw the child was sitting down by the almond tree. The father was in front of the child on the ground and I saw that the child was spitting blood out of his mouth. The father said “Please take my son to the hospital”. I tried to ask help from the vehicles that were passing by and i got the police number and i called them. A car eventually stopped and we called for help. They picked up the two boys and the baby and they took them. up to now they don’t know who did it because the two men wore masks.
The three victims were rushed to the Western Regional hospital by another person who came upon the scene. He told us more.
I was at home talking some boys and I heard some gun shots. I went out to look and see what happened and i saw three of them on the ground. I don’t know what happened. We gone looking for a car and took them to the hospital. They got shot; one on the arm, one on the belly, the other one had shots on his hand, his belly, and his foot. The baby got shot on his hand.
Baby Godoy was shot to his upper right arm, right side, and upper leg. 27 year old Elvis Godoy Sr. was shot to the chest and right thigh while his brother Josel was shot to his right arm and the left side of his pelvis. The three victims were later transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City for further treatment. Meanwhile, the witness who spoke to PlusNews says that her neighborhood has become dangerous and many of the area residents now live in fear.
My worries is that two bullets flew by my house and that really affects me because I am scared about my children and where I live. When we call the police they come after the incident has already happened; they come after they took the people to the hospital; very late. This street, Suriname, it is very dangerous because you have drugs selling and a lot of other things like that happening. Now it scares you because you cannot even go out or take a walk on the streets in the night with all these incidents happening; you are afraid that something would happen to your kids.