Five people shot last night in Belize City

Posted: Saturday, october 8, 2016. 1:30 p.m. CST.


By BBN Staff:Reports are that there were two separate shootings last night on the south side of Belize leaving five people injured.

All five men have been hospitalized including a police officer and a BDF soldier.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams explained that the first incident happened on Raccoon Street at around 9:00 p.m. The two male persons suffering from gunshot wounds were identified as 27-year-old Florentino Ruiz and 24-year old Angel Antonio Ruiz.

Florentino was shot to the lower left side of the chest and the left shoulder, while Angel was shot to the left cheek bone.

Police constable Iman Palacio and BDF soldier Romeo Lewis were socializing on Electric avenue when the second shooting incident took place.

Palacio was shot to the right calf and right side of his abdomen, and Lewis was shot to the left knee.

They were socializing with another man, Ivan Martinez, who was shot to the right side of the abdomen, and the left side of the head.

All five victims are in stable condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.

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