By Benjamin Flowers: The Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) is calling on Belizeans to pray for the country following a mass shooting in Hopkins early this morning that left two dead and eight injured.
“We ask all Belizeans to join hearts and hands as we pray for a safer Belize,” the party said in a post on its official Facebook page.
The UDP also extended its condolences to the families of those who died in the incident and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the incident.
Just before 2:00 a.m. three men ran into Wabinaha Bar and opened fire on the crowd. Three police officers were among those injured.
Police Commissioner Chester Williams has since condemned the incident and assured the public that police will exhaust all efforts to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice. The man believed to be the getaway driver is currently detained by police.