Man airlifted to the mainland after allegedly shot in northern Ambergris Caye

Monday, April 12th, 2021


A man was rushed to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II on Monday, April 12th, with apparent gunshot injuries. The unidentified patient was stabilized and airlifted to the mainland for further medical care.

Police are investigating and were observed at the polyclinic until the patient was airlifted off the island. An official report from the police department is yet to be released. According to unofficial information, the victim was allegedly shot over the weekend north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye.

Police are reportedly in the area probing into the incident. While the investigation continues, remote areas of northern Ambergris Caye are known for violent events in the past. These incidents are attributed to what is known as ‘wet drops’, or packages of drugs washing ashore. People identified combing the northern beaches in search of these packages of drugs are known as ‘Playaderos’ or beachcombers.  It can be dangerous to come across these people who can be armed. Fishermen and residents are cautioned when in these remote areas of the island.


 

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