By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter
A merchant was shot just before midday on Friday during an attempted armed robbery in downtown Belize City.
The incident happened at ML’s Store located beside Mirage on Albert Street, when the merchant, who was accosted by an armed robber, grabbed the handgun and the thief fired a shot. The bullet hit the merchant in his palm.
The thief reported walked in the store, produced the gun and demanded money. Instead of complying with the thief, the businessman started to struggle with his assailant.
Police are on the scene investigating.