Russell Hyde Jr. shot in San Ignacio Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:00

Russell Hyde Jr., son of the notorious Russell Hyde Sr. from Roaring Creek, continues to recover at the Western Regional Hospital from a shooting incident in San Ignacio Town.

On Monday, December 4, 2017 at about 8:15 p.m., San Ignacio police received information about the shooting, and they visited the San Ignacio Hospital. That’s where they observed Russel Hyde Jr., a 24-year-old Belizean businessman of Belmopan, with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

Initial police investigation revealed that around 7:45 p.m., Hyde was at a meat shop on George Price Avenue in San Ignacio Town when he was approached by a male person. That person fired several shots at him causing his injuries. Hyde was later transported to Western Regional Hospital where he is listed in a stable condition.

His grandmother told the press that someone called him and asked him to go to San Ignacio. When he showed up, is when he was shot, and so they believe that somebody lured him there. The family has been told that the assailants fired at the car, damaging it with bullets, in their attempt on his life. His grandmother said that he was injured on the abdomen, and on the left leg. He has had to undergo emergency surgery to treat his injuries.

Russel Junior’s father, Russell Sr., was murdered in August of 2015, after years of fingers being pointed at him that he was somehow involved in the criminal underworld in the Cayo District. His mother, Rosalie Galvez, was shot and killed 3 months before that, in May of 2015. Police suspected that Russell Sr., who was with her in the vehicle at the time, was the intended target. He was driving, and she was in the passenger seat, and their kids were also in the vehicle when the gunman carried out that attack. Hyde was later ambushed at home in Camalote Village by 3 assailants. He was shot at close-range by a determined gunman who was armed with a shotgun.

Police continue to investigate.