Police give their side of pursuit turned shooting of Jordy Usher
December 2, 2019
Belize opens UNCAF-FIFA Forward U-15 tournament
December 2, 2019

Murders without warning in Corozal and Hattieville

Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019. 7:49 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Two young men in the Belize and Corozal Districts lost their lives over the weekend in similar incidents: shot without warning when nobody was looking.

Earlier this morning in Corozal Town, 20-year-old Shaquille Phillips, of the Altamira area, was at home on the veranda with his father, who went inside. The older man had barely turned his back when a barrage of shots was heard and he went back outside to find Shaquille shot multiple times. He died in treatment at the Corozal Hospital.

Police have nothing to indicate any prior issues between anyone and Phillips, nor whether he was followed or targeted.

And, on Friday night in the Farmers’ Site area of Hattieville, Belize District, Richard Smith was found shot dead after leaving a house in the area where he had been during the night. As with Phillips police have no links to any prior issues or whether he was specifically targeted.

Police investigations continue in both incidents.

The current count of murders countrywide is reported to be 116 through this weekend, down 16 from last year’s mark of 132 at this time.

 

Advertise with the largest and fastest growing audience in Belize ~ We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages. Your content is delivered instantly to thousands of users in Belize and abroad! Contact us at [email protected] or call us at 670-6397.

 

© 2019, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *