Two separate shooting incidents in the Lake Independence area of Belize City on Wednesday, August 1, have left one man dead and another in a stable condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.
Tevin Ferguson, 19, an unemployed youth of Flamboyant Street, was shot several times and died where he fell on Linda Vista Street, shortly before 7:00 p.m.
Police also reported that Mark Godoy, 28, a construction worker of # 23 Linda Vista Street, was shot multiple times.
Godoy sustained gunshot wounds to his chest, hip and upper back. He was transported to the K.H.M.H. and has been listed in a stable condition.
Belize City Police, arrived to find Ferguson lying face down on the street. He was wearing a grey T-shirt, grey long pants and was a camouflage cap.
Ferguson had been shot in his neck, chest, back and right side of his body. Police recovered a black 9mm Cherokee brand handgun from beside his body.
The report, however, did not say if the gun was loaded or if there were expended shells matching those in the magazine.
Police initial investigation revealed that Godoy was inside his yard with friends and family at 6:45 p.m., when a dark complexioned man rode up and opened fire.
The shooter has been identified as Tevin Ferguson, who was dressed in a grey T-shirt, grey long pants and a camouflage cap. Ferguson entered the yard and fired several shots at Godoy, hitting him several times.
Julia Robinson, 25, Tevin’s sister told The Reporter that her brother, according to the report that her family received, had gone into the Police Street area to kill someone.
But after he had shot that person, someone ended up shooting him.
Robinson added that her mother was in the area attending a revival at West Side Assembly of God Church, when she received the news.
As to whether Tevin was involved in gang activity, Robinson said he was employed with CBC for four years. But he began to hang out with the wrong group of people and lost his job about three months ago.
His life began to go downhill after that, she said. We could not control what he did; all he wanted to do was follow his friends, she said.