Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022. 11:02 pm CST.
By Hugh O’Brien: Breaking Belize News (BBN) has confirmed that the man shot earlier tonight in the culture capital, Dangriga, has died.
The victim has been identified as Michael Coote commonly known as “Culu” or “Kunku Man”. “Culu” or Coote is a local artist that is referred to by some as a Punta icon.
Coote was on St. Vincent Street when he was shot to the body and leg . He was rushed to the Southern Regional Hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries shortly after.
Early police reports is that the one man, alleged to be the killer, is currently in police custody.
Condolences for Culu has already started to pour in from his DJ and Punta colleagues. “RIP to a great Punta Icon Culu “Kunku Man” until we meet again king, you will sadly be missed by the entire Community of Dangriga,” posted one of artist friends, Drummerboy Belize.
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