Headline — 04 July 2018 — by Courtney Menzies
One charged for shooting 4 persons at Trial Farm

TRIAL FARM, Orange Walk District, Mon. July 2, 2018– In last Friday’s Amandala, we reported on a shooting incident at Trial Farm that resulted in injuries to four persons, one of whom was a pregnant woman.

Today, at a police press brief, ACP Joseph Myvette said that one person, Bruce Harvey, 35, has been arrested for the crime. He was charged with 4 counts of attempted murder, and will be arraigned today at the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court.

Myvette mentioned that Harvey has two addresses, including one in Trial Farm, and that he has had issues with one of the victims, although police did not specify which victim and what the issues were.

The shooting occurred on San Narciso Street at around 7:48 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, at the home of one of the victims, Nazario Herrera, 25.

Herrera; his pregnant common-law-wife, Diana Ack, 26; and his two friends, Victor Ku, 19, and Monico Gomez, 20, were socializing in front of Herrera’s house, inside the yard, when a man opened the front gate, entered the yard, and started shooting.

All four persons were shot — Herrera in his buttocks, Ku in the left foot, Gomez in the chest, and Ack in the chest and right arm. They were transported to the Northern Regional Hospital, where Herrera and Ku are in a stable condition, and Gomez and Ack, who were initially in critical condition, are showing signs of recovery.

Herrera’s three children, two daughters, ages 3 and 4, and a son who is only 1-year old, witnessed the shooting. Fortunately, Herrera was able to grab his daughters and run into the house with them. He also said that the shooter came into the house and attempted to shoot one of his daughters, but the gun did not fire.

The man then turned to shoot Herrera’s son, who was in a hammock, but Herrera charged at him with a machete and the man ran away.

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