Daring daylight execution of Lebanese businessman

Lebanese Belizean businessman, Majdi Agha, 50, was executed in front of his wife and young child, in front of their home in Buttonwood Bay  around 8:50 a.m., on Tuesday.

He and his family had just returned home, when a masked gunman ambushed him from inside his yard.

Police found Agha’s lifeless body near his gate, and they reported that his body bore several apparent bullet wounds.

A construction worker in the neighborhood, said he heard about five gunshots.

He also heard Agha’s wife screaming. He said, “It looks like she couldn’t speak; she was making noise as a sign; she was pointing towards the fence. I looked and saw the vehicle and a baby and I saw the man lying down on the side.” 

Police investigators have not made any arrest in this latest city homicide to hit the Lebanese Belizean community.

Agha is the third Lebanese businessman to be executed in Belize City since October last year.

The first, Abdul Aziz Mohammed Dib, 40, an American car dealer, was executed at Agha’s business, the King Kabob restaurant, located at the Farmer’s Market. The Dib murder is believed to have been a case of mistaken identity.

On October 25, a second victim, Alfred Shackron, was gunned down with ruthless precision as he exited Body 2000 Gym.

It is not known how the murders are connected, but so far, Belize City Police have not made any arrest, nor have they been able to establish a motive behind the executions.

Agha had lived in Belize for over 30 years.

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