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Attempted murder shakes Belize City: 28-year-old detained

Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2023. 8:31 am CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: Late last night, Belize City was jolted by reports of an attempted murder, prompting a swift response from authorities.

At approximately 11:39 pm on August 25, 2023, the Police Control room received alerts about a shooting incident on Western Avenue. Officers promptly arrived at the scene.

The 50-year-old male victim sustained a gunshot wound to his right foot and was immediately transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) for medical attention.

From initial investigations, it emerged that around 11:30 p.m., an individual on a motorcycle was seen heading down Western Avenue from Mahogany Street. Upon reaching a house on Western Avenue, the individual fired multiple shots, striking the victim, who was socializing in a yard at the time.

Police collected valuable evidence, including multiple expended shell casings, a slug, and the abandoned motorcycle. A motorcycle helmet and a key with an attached photograph were also retrieved from the scene.

Following a search in a nearby yard where the suspect was observed fleeing, officers recovered a 9mm pistol loaded with 12 live rounds.

Utilizing the photograph on the key holder, authorities swiftly identified and detained a 28-year-old Belizean call center agent from Administrator Drive, Belize City.

The individual is currently in police custody, pending a comprehensive investigation. The motive behind the attack remains undetermined. Authorities are appealing to the public for any additional information regarding the incident.

Updates will be provided as the investigation progresses and more details become available.


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