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Three men shot and wounded on Monday night Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 April 2017 00:00

April 3, would prove a very hard time for the family of Jeffery Martinez. Martinez, a Honduran-Belizean, was visiting Belize from Honduras with the intention of getting together his citizenship papers. The 28-year-old was sitting in front of his yard on Jane Usher Boulevard when a gunman opened fire on him.

According to Martinez’s grandmother, he likes to go near the BTL tower to get internet access. She often asked him not to be outside for long but he would tell her he wouldn’t be too late. Unfortunately, that is where the gunman rode up to him and fired several shots, about 6 of which caught Martinez.

Martinez’s grandmother says that her grandson is not involved in any gang activity and does not socialize much. The event came as a shock to his family. He had planned to return to Honduras around Easter but he will be unable to. He was hit to the left side of the abdomen, the right elbow and the right leg. Martinez was rushed to the KHMH where he is listed as critical. No one has been arrested for the incident.

Not too long after Martinez was hit, gunshots rang out near Pelican and Raccoon Streets. In this incident, 24-year-old Reese Riverol and 27-year-old Joseph Rowland were the victims. The two men were riding on a motorcycle when an SUV drove up behind them. Out of the SUV, fire was opened on the men. Both men were listed as stable.