By Marion V. Ali
Davien Sanchez, 9, and Charles “Robin” Guy, 56, were shot on Sunday night as they stood outside Zan Chinese shop on Faber’s Road in Belize City.
Sanchez suffered two gunshots wounds on the right leg as he was buying at the shop, around 7:00 p.m. Guy was waiting his turn to make a purchase when the gunman, someone in a red car, opened fire from across the street into the small gathering in front of the shop.
The shooter then drove the car into Sanker Street. Police on the manhunt for the suspect, detained a 15 year-old youth, but they did not recover the gun used in the shooting.
Police have not established a motive, but have recovered 12 expended shells from the scene.
The victims are at their homes recovering from their wounds.