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Crazy gunman shoots boys, 9 and 12, and man, 27

Reproduced from page 3 of the Tuesday, August 15, 2017, #3109 issue of Amandala 

SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Sun. Aug. 13, 2017-Two minors and an adult were hit by a hail of bullets in San Pedrito, San Pedro Town, on Saturday night.

According to police, at around 9 o’clock they received information about a shooting, and thereafter visited the San Pedro Polyclinic. They saw 9-year-old Jaheem Martinez with a gunshot wound on the left wrist, 12-year-old Armando Bernardino Hernandez, Jr., with a gunshot wound on the right side of his buttocks, and 27-year-old Lloyd Tyndall, who suffered the worst injuries, with three gunshot wounds to the left side of his abdomen and three to his left leg.

Police investigations revealed that the three victims, were at a social gathering in the Easy Does It, A & A, Wood Work Shop, when two gunmen, with dark blue rags concealing their faces, emerged. The men stood at the front of the establishment and recklessly fired into the crowd. The victims were transported to the San Pedro Polyclinic and later to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH).

The minors are listed as being in a stable condition while the adult remains critically injured.

Police have since charged Christian Espat, 21, with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of dangerous harm, and three counts of use of deadly means of harm.

He will be taken to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

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