Crime

Boy 15 stabs farmer at graduation party Belmopan police say rival groups at odds

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter

Belmopan police are looking for a 15 year-old boy after he allegedly stabbed Moses Ruiz, 22 on Saturday at a graduation party in Valley of Peace community, Cayo, located six miles off the George Price Highway at mile 45.

A source at the Belmopan Police Formation told this newspaper that rival street groups operating in the neighbouring community have been at odds with each other. Although eyewitnesses at the party say that the stabbing, which occurred at around 9 p.m. appeared to have been committed unprovoked, police believe that the accused and the victim are members of different street groups.

Police say that they have the flare-ups under control and keep frequent patrols in the areas of interest. As a part of monitoring of that situation, police have also recovered two guns in separate locations.

Ruiz, who suffered a stab wound in the left side of the abdomen, has since been released from the Western Regional Hospital.

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