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Belize City Shooting Incidents Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:00

Though there was a gun- related murder over the past week, police are concerned about the number of shooting incidents and crimes committed with firearms that have occurred over the last few days.

Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital at about 7:45 am on Saturday, August 25th, where they saw 19-year-old Raheem Nicholas suffering from a gunshot wound to the left shoulder. According to police reports, Nicholas was walking on Alicia Street when a fair complexion man rode up beside him on a black beach cruiser bicycle and said, “Mek I see your face.” The man then pulled out a firearm and fired a single shot at Nicholas causing his injury. Police have not announced any arrest in the case thus far. 

 At about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 26th, 24-year-old Edmund Gentle was riding with a friend contrary to the flow of traffic on Vernon Street when a dark complexioned man came from an alley on Lakeview Street and called out for him. As Gentle responded to his name, the man pulled out a firearm and fired several shots at him. He received injuries only to his right index and middle finger. He was treated at the KHMH and released. No one has been arrested for the shooting of Gentle.

Police are also investigating the shooting of Omar Martinez. Martinez reported to police that he was at his home at Mile 2 1/2 on the Western Highway with his common-law-wife and a friend ,when a dark complexion man approached them from nearby bushes. The man then fired six shots at them and fled. Martinez was the only one hit. He was rushed to the KHMH where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the left ankle.

Police investigations into these latest shooting incidents continue.   

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 12:41