Crime

2 men shot in murder attempt on Jasmine Street

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist

Two men were shot while standing at the corner of Marigold Lane and Jasmine Street in Belize City on Wednesday night.

Police say that around 6:48 p.m. on Wednesday, 26-year-old Benua Andrews and 26-year-old Tyron Myers were standing at the corner when a male person approached them and opened fire.

The shooter failed to kill Andrews and Myers but caused them serious injuries. Andrews suffered two gunshots to the chest and the gunshot Myres suffered caused him injuries to the left knee, right thigh and left elbow.

Both Andrews and Myres were admitted to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) and are currently listed as stable.

Eastern Division South Police conducted a press briefing where, Sergent Roberto Novelo officer in charge of the CSU branch said police have detained one person that can assist with the investigation. Police have not been able to determine the motive for the shooting.

Police have also been unable to determine whether the shooting is gang related, even though there is general knowledge of two rival gangs that currently operate in the area.

Police have been able to speak with the victims but have decided not to disclose any information.

Police also refrained from going into details about the known drug activity in a vicinity close to the corner where the men were standing when they were shot.

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