Crime — 27 June 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

Martin Guerra, 47, a money changer of San Joaquin, Corozal District, escaped serious injury when his ear was grazed by the pellets from the gun of an unknown gunman who shot at him. He was treated at the Corozal Hospital and released today.

Guerra told police that he was driving onto the Philip Goldson Highway at about 5:20 this morning, in the Santa Rita area of Corozal, from the home of his brother, when he saw a Hispanic man with a red rag on his face, armed with a gun, coming towards his vehicle.

Guerra sped away, but heard a loud explosion and felt blood running down the side of his head. He immediately drove to the Corozal Hospital, where he was treated for a pellet injury to the right ear, and released.

Guerra told police that he had to stop at a “T” on the road, to make a right turn toward the Philip Goldson Highway, and that was when he saw the gunman. The shotgun blast damaged the left window glass and the windshield of his vehicle, he said.

After he was treated and released from the Corozal Hospital, Guerra went to the police and told them what happened. Police went to the area, but the gunman had already escaped.

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