Gun violence claims man’s life in Corozal Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

Paul Massam, a 28 year-old resident of Corozal Town, was gunned down and killed on Wednesday, January 30. Police don’t have a motive for this crime at this time, but Massam had a number of run-in with the law before the last 12 months.

At around 8:30 a.m., officers responded to a home in area of Corozal called Skeleton Town, where they found signs of the crime in the form of blood on a verandah. The officers were told that Massam was rushed to the Corozal Community Hospital. They deployed to that location and they found Massam’s lifeless body; he had been pronounced dead on arrival. Police observed that he had suffered 3 gunshot wounds, one to the right side of the head, one to the lower cheek, and one to his palm.

It appears that Massam was ambushed by a lone gunman who shot him several times, and jumped into a nearby vehicle, which sped off shortly after.

Residents who know Massam acknowledged that he had been in constant conflict with the law, but for the last few months, he was making an effort to leave the street life behind.