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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Sometime after 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, police responded to reports of shots being fired at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Ceasar Ridge Road. Upon arrival on the scene, police found Felicito Cho, a 45-year-old truck driver, with an apparent gunshot wound to the left foot, wrist, and forehead.

Initial investigation revealed that Cho was inside a truck with his wife when they were approached by the owner of the truck, Khaled Jamil El Turk. Turk and Cho got into an altercation with Turk hitting Cho with a stick. Cho reportedly came out of the truck to defend himself and that is when Turk drew his licensed firearm and fired approximately 6 shots, resulting in Cho’s injury. Cho was transported to the KHMH.

The suspect fled from the scene but was apprehended by the police and had his firearm confiscated. Cho has expressed that he does not wish to pursue the matter and as a result, no charges have been brought against Turk.

Later that night after 7 p.m., Fabio Paredes, a 42-year-old mechanic, was at the Corner of Kelly Street and Hunter’s Lane along with a group of persons when they were approached by two men. One of the men fired several shots at the group, causing the injuries to Paredes who remains admitted in a critical condition. One man has since been detained for questioning. Police investigation continues.

A third shooting incident, this time on Sunday, March 25, 2018, led the police to visit the KHMH at around 8:50 p.m. Upon visiting the KHMH, they observed three persons with gunshot injuries. Those persons were identified as Derrick Pineda, a 27-year-old deliveryman, Natisha Tillett, a 32-year-old domestic, and Tyrick Myles, a 17 year old.

Pineda was seen suffering from 2 apparent gunshot injuries to the left calf, Tillett was seen suffering from 2 apparent gunshots to the left foot, and Myles was seen suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the right buttocks. Pineda and Tillett have since been discharged but Myles remains admitted in a stable condition.

Initial investigation revealed that these persons were under a house located on Mopan Street when they were approached by two male persons who were on a motorcycle. One of the men fired several shots at them, causing the aforementioned injuries. Police investigation into these matters continues.