The official report from authorities indicates that about 3:30AM on Saturday, they observed Lara suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the left side of this chest, and Zelaza with a graze to her right upper back. Initial investigations revealed that they were traveling on a golf cart on Sea Weed Street of the San Juan Sub-division when they heard shots and realized they both had been shot. They then drove to the San Pedro Police Station where they were assisted by officers on duty and transported to the Polyclinic.
As police continue their investigation, this marks the second shooting incident on the island for the month of January. The first shooting took place in the early hours of Tuesday, January 16th which resulted in the death of island resident 26-year-old Alfredo ‘Coto’ Cowo. He was in the company of his pregnant girlfriend while sitting on a golf cart when a lone shooter opened fire on him. He was shot in the chest and succumbed to his injuries while being transported to Belize City. On Friday, January 19th, 33-year-old William Godoy was arrested and charged with the murder.