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Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2023. 9:41 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Police are investigating two shooting incidents in San Ignacio Town that appear to be linked and related.

ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, Belize Police Department detailed, “We know that on Sunday, fifth March, sometime around eleven fifty-two p.m., San Ignacio Police went to a scene on twenty-two Domino Cruz Street where Alfredo Rash, nineteen-years, received gunshot wounds and was transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital. Mr. Rash is still hospitalized in a stable condition.”

The second incident occurred at the home of taxi driver Lenny Guzman a few hours later around 2 a.m. Monday morning, where gunmen fired bullets into his vehicle and house but missed their target.

According to ASP Yearwood, “I know that our investigators have established that this shooting might be drug-related, bearing in mind the location of the first incident, the location. And they are treating both investigations as related. We know that a vehicle that was identified as the motor vehicle used by the assailant who escaped from the first scene has been located and the driver of that vehicle is also detained…”

Police investigations continue.


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