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Murder investigation continues into Vince Martinez’ killing Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00

Ladyville Police continue to investigate the execution-style murder of 27 year-old Belize City resident Vince Martinez Jr., who was murdered in a shooting where the gunman ambushed him, seizing on an opportunity.

On Wednesday, May 7, just before 6 p.m., Martinez was sitting under the bus stopopposite the Puma Gas Station in the village, when a gunman came running from Mirage Road and fired a single gunshot at him. The shot struck Martinez in the right side of his head, and as soon as he saw his target go down, the gunman ran back in the direction he came, and he escaped in a vehicle that was waiting for him. Police found Martinez’s body shortly after the shooting; he died on the spot.

His family is devastated at this loss, and describes him as a family man taking care of his 2 children, ages 4 and 5. The method used by the gunman to end his life, however, would suggest that the assailant has ties to underworld.