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Santa Elena man shot dead

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter

The weekend violence continues, as police discovered the body of a man, shot to death, in the west.

San Ignacio Police say they responded to a report of shots fired Friday night, when they found the lifeless body of Santa Elena resident, Maynor Portillo.

Police removed his.body from the eastern side of the Novelo’s Convention Center, with a gunshot wound to the head.

The killing coincided with a stabbing, and a shooting all in the west but police have not indicated that they are related. No one was harmed in the second shooting. The incidents follow a murder in Belize City on Thursday night, which.left one dead from gunshot wounds. 

All the incidents are under police investigation.

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