Police investigate shooting incidents in Ladyville and Belize City
Crime & Violence Report
Friday, March 13, 2015. BMG: A shooting incident last night in Ladyville village, Belize District has left one man hospitalized in a critical condition.
The victim has been identified as 29 year old Kenroy Arnold, a resident of Vista del Mar area.
Police say that Arnold was on Woodpecker Street around 9:30 pm yesterday when he was approached by two men in a vehicle.
One of the men reportedly fired several shots, hitting Arnold in his back and right hand.
Arnold was first taken for treatment to the BDF Hospital and later transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Police are seeing a suspect in last night’s shooting as their investigation continues.
There was another shooting incident, this time in Belize City, right around the time investigators were looking into Ladyville shooting.
Belize City police say they responded to reports of shots being fired on Central American Boulevard around 9:30 last night.
Police say that when they arrived at the scene, they met 28 year old Phillip Samuels, who told authorities that he was shot at by an unknown person.
Police say they soon found out that Samuels was the one who fired the shots and during the process of being detained, he fled the area.
Police say they caught Samuels after they fired shots and he was hit in the foot.
Phillip Samuels was transported to the KHMH where he is listed in a stable condition and is under police guard.
Police say they have recovered 9-millimeter pistol and a magazine containing 5 live rounds of ammunition.
Police have also begun an internal investigation into the incident.
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