Western Regional Hospital crawling with gang affiliates; armed security called in

As we told you, following the transportation of two of the shooting victims to the Western Regional hospital on Sunday, as well as the body of the notorious street figure, Gerald Tillet, to the Belmopan morgue, Hospital administration had to call in police assistance as several vehicles of Belize City residents from the George Street Area made their way to the hospital and, according to hospital staff, behaved in an unruly and intimidating manner. The person whom it is alleged killed Gillett was also at the Western Regional hospital with severe injuries along with the other victim. It made for an especially tense environment at the hospital and According to Officer Commanding Belmopan Station, Superintendent Howell Gillett, Belmopan police had to kick into overdrive to hold off any retaliation and received assistance from Cayo police, GSU, and Hattieville police to ensure safety of the staff and patients at the hospital. While the OC says it was  a strain on the officers who were already pushing 24 straight hours of work, the assistance was extremely helpful and even strained the Roaring Creek station which had to be closed so that officers could be assigned elsewhere. By Sunday afternoon the shooting victims were transferred to Belize City and things returned to normalcy at the Western Regional Hospital.vlcsnap-2016-04-19-10h46m40s055 vlcsnap-2016-04-19-10h46m47s438 vlcsnap-2016-04-19-10h46m49s968

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