Weekend News

PIV man shot dead on West Collet Canal

By Michelle Sutherland

A man was shot dead last night in Belize city while standing at the corner of West Collet Canal and Hicatee Street.

Just after 8:39 p.m. Norman Tyrone Gibson, 20, died at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) while undergoing treatment. He was shot as many as six times; twice above the left side of his ear, once to the top of his head, once to his shoulder, one to his upper arm and one to the right side of his hip.

According to police, Gibson was standing on the street waiting for someone when a lone gunman approached from the direction of Bocotora Street and unleashed a barrage of bullets in his direction.

Police have since detained one person of interest and impounded a vehicle.

Gibson was a known affiliate of the PIV gang in Belize City and had just celebrated his 20th birthday last week.

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