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