Man injured in shooting in Caye Caulker
Friday, August 10th, 2012
On Saturday, August 4th there was a shooting reported in the Caye Caulker Village. The incident occurred sometime around 5:15AM. One person was shot during the altercation while two others received cut wounds as a result of the incident.
According to police, they responded to a report of a shooting incident that occurred somewhere in the Split location of Caye Caulker Village. They later visited the Caye Caulker Health Center where they observed three people with injuries, one of whom was shot. Twenty-nine year old Lincoln Allen, fishermen of Pinks Alley in Belize City was seen suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the left palm of the hand and to another apparent gunshot wound to the left shoulder. Also observed at the clinic was 23 year old Justin Alamina, businessman of Hicaco Avenue of Caye Caulker Village suffering from a cut wound to the forehead and 19 year old Sylvia Joseph, waitress of a Lousiano Reyes street and Caye Caulker’s Miss Lobster Fest 2012-2013, also of Caye Caulker Village, suffering from a cut wound to the left ear.
Initial police investigation reveals that Allen, Alamina and Joseph along with five other males identified as Ron Nuñez, Jevon McKenzie, Lyon Gordon, a person identified as “Gallo” and the boat captain known only as “Most High” were on their way back to Caye Caulker from San Pedro. Upon arriving in front of a mangrove area near the Split, another boat caught up with them. Inside that boat, a male of Spanish descent pulled out a handgun and began to threaten them. As a result the “Most High” sped off, and they were pursued by the Hispanic person. Upon reaching the Split near the beach side, they all decided to jump off the boat and run away. However, Joseph fell and was caught by the assailant, at which point Alamina decided to return to her aid. Joseph and Alamina were then hit with the butt of the gun causing their injuries. The male person then fired one shot at Lincoln Allen, injuring him in the left palm. The assailant then jumped back on his boat and sped off.
As a result of the incident, all three were taken to Caye Caulker Health Clinic and were later transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in a private boat. Police are looking for someone known to them as part of their investigation.