Crime — 23 May 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

A 16-year-old youth of the San Pedrito area of San Pedro Town, who police accused of shooting a woman, 45, and her son, 23, has been remanded to the to the Wagner Juvenile Facility of the Belize Central Prison on charges of two counts of grievous harm against Nigel Polanco and Aurora Gonzalez.

The youth was also charged with discharging a firearm in public. He was remanded until July 2.

The incident occurred at about 11:00 Sunday night, May 18, in front of Nigel Polanco’s yard in the San Pedrito area.

Polanco and his mother told police that they were socializing when they were shot. Polanco was hit in his left leg while his mother was shot in her left knee and middle finger.

Police said that there has been a long-standing feud between Polanco and the boy, for which they were taken to court last year, where they were bonded to keep the peace.

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