Shooting in northern Ambergris Caye leaves one person injured and another missing
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
The San Pedro Police are investigating the latest shooting incident on the island, which took place yesterday, Tuesday, september 5th in northern Ambergris Caye. One male person identified as 22-year-old Edgar Lopez was grazed by a bullet behind his head, then shot to the left arm and left shoulder. He was taken to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, from where he was later airlifted to Belize City for further medical treatment. Meanwhile his friend is reportedly missing and possibly injured as well.
The official report from police indicates that on Tuesday, around 8PM, Lopez along with a friend were walking on a back street on the island, when three men approached them from the nearby bushes and fired several shots at them. An injured Lopez managed to flee from the area and was later assisted and transported to the polyclinic.
Contrary to the police report, which gave the impression that the shooting took place in downtown San Pedro, an eyewitness claims that the incident happened near a resort in northern Ambergris Caye. According to the eyewitness, Lopez had just started working in the maintenance department of the resort.
The eyewitness stated that when he was shot, Lopez ran to the staff rooms seeking refuge and help. He was quickly taken in a pick-up truck to the polyclinic where he was stabilized. The San Pedro Sun was also told that up to late this morning, Lopez’s friend is yet to be found.
Police continue investigating and The San Pedro Sun will continue following this developing story.
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