San Pedrito shooting leaves toddler dead and mother injured

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

On Tuesday, February 24th at about 2:15AM police responded to reports of shots fired in the San Pedrito Area. As a result police visited the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Poly Clinic II where they noted two-year-old Daniel Espat suffering from two apparent gunshot wounds to the head and his mother 33-year-old Aleyda Sandoval suffering from apparent gunshot wound to the left elbow.Toddler Murder San Pedrito Charlie Espat-10 Initial investigation revealed that earlier at about 1:45AM, Aleyda Sandoval, Daniel Espat and her common-law-husband Rolando Espat were at home sleeping in their apartment room located on the lower flat of a two storey wooden structure in the San Pedrito Area when they heard several loud bangs after which she realized that she and her baby had been injured. They were both rushed to the clinic where the toddler was pronounced dead at 2:25AM. Sandoval was given primary medical care and later transported to the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospiatl in a stable condition.The body of Daniel Espat was also transported to the morgue in Belize City. Police have since detained a 16-year-old male of San Pedrito area pending investigations.

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