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Shooting incidents

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014. 1:12 pm CST.

Shooting incidents

Shooting incidents

Thursday, September 18, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Seven persons were victims of three separate shooting incidents in Belize City last night.  Two of the victims died.

In the first incident, 25 year old Clifford Flores was shot multiple times as he and a friend sat on a vehicle on Caesar Ridge Road.

Police say that an SUV approached Flores and his friend and that someone from inside the SUB fired several shots at them hitting Flores to the abdomen and lower back.

Flores died about two hours later while undergoing treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Police say they recovered a total of five 9 millimetre shells from the scene of the crime.

The second shooting incident happened around 8 pm on Wednesday on Central American Boulevard.

26 year old Joseph Roland, a resident of Pelican Street, was shot in the head. Police say their investigation shows that Roland was in the process of purchasing food at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Antelope Street Extension when he was approached by a man who fired a single shot at him.

The third shooting incident happened around 9 o’clock last night on Angel Lane.

The victims were identified as 28 year old Nigel Feguson; 30 year old Mark Alamilla; 28 year old William Savery and 26 year old John Avilez.

The men, according to police were socializing under a vegetable stall when a vehicle drove onto Angel Lane from the direction of North Front Street and a man exited, and opened fire on the group.  Ferguson was hit to the left cheek; Alamilla was shot in the left upper leg; Savery was shot to the right side of the buttocks and Avilez was shot to the right side of the chest and right arm.

Police say that John Avilez died around 10:25 pm while undergoing treatment at the KHMH.

Nigel Ferguson and Mark Alamilla remain hospitalized in stable condition while William Savery is listed in a Critical condition.

Authorities say they have retrieved a total of nine 9mm shells from the scene of the crime.

Police investigations of the shooting incidents continue.


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  1. Ravi says:

    These murderes deserve nothing less than being tortured to death in public! Just putting them in jail, or even just killing them is not enough. Examples need to be made of them. My best friend, who I have known since pre-school all the way to university, John Avilez has passed away. He didn’t have to go this way. He deserved much much better than this. He was a very kind and good human being, and his death has shocked and hurt so many people. Something has to be done about these animals! Cannot even call these killers humans. Because human beings value life. These creatures do not. Examples need to be made now so that we do not lose any more loved ones. RIP John Avilez Jr. RIP my brother…

  2. Ravi says:

    July 1, 1988 – September 17, 2014

  3. PACO says:

    Ravi, you said it best. I couldn’t agree more. People may call what is required, “draconian”, but the bottom line is that those who have no regard for human life, inevitably must be dealt with, accordingly. These murderous thugs are a detriment to our society and they should be put down, without mercy.

  4. Wayne swasey says:

    At the rate our youth are killing each other the future for tomorrow’s generation will be gravely impacted, it saddens me deeply that my beautiful country has come to this, where are the leaders when we need them? Where are the preachers when we need them?

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