Two suspects detained following weekend shooting in Caye Caulker
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Police have detained two persons in relation to a shooting incident, which occurred in Caye Caulker Village on Monday, March 6th. The incident occurred just after midnight, and left three persons injured, 34-year-old Raul McFarlane, 29-year-old Akeem Garcia, and 29-year-old Camille Munnings. The two men are in a stable condition, while Munnings remains in a critical state at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) in Belize City.
The incident occurred in the south-west part of Caye Caulker known as Bahia Area. According to eyewitnesses, around six gunshots were heard shortly after 12AM. Minutes after, three persons were observed on the side of the street suffering from gunshots. Eyewitnesses stated that no one was observed near the injured persons, and they proceeded to call the police.
Since then, the Caye Caulker Police Formation, along with the assistance of the San Pedro Formation, have launched an extensive investigation into the matter. According to the most recent report, on Monday, March 6th at 12:23AM, McFarlane, Garcia, and Munnings were attacked on Xocol Street of Bahia Area by a male person. He had a rag over his face and fired several shots towards them. As a result, McFarlane received gunshot injuries to his left upper back and left leg, while Garcia received injuries to his left leg and left lower back. However, the injuries to Munnings (Garcia’s common-law wife) were to her left upper shoulder and were reported as very serious.
On Monday afternoon, March 6th, police were able to apprehend two male persons of interest, who they believe can assist them in their investigations. They were taken to the San Pedro Police Station, were they are being detained as police continue investigating the matter.