General — 24 January 2018 — by Albert J. Ciego
Gilberto Lara and Katherine Zelaya shot in San Pedro: Lara critical

SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Belize District, Sat. Jan. 20, 2018– Less than four days after Alfredo Cowo, 26, was shot and killed in San Pedro while sitting in a golf cart with a woman, San Pedro tour guide Gilberto “Hillyboo” Lara, 48, and Honduran waitress Katherine Vanessa Torres Zelaya, 25, were shot by an unknown gunman while they were riding in a golf cart on Sea Weed Street in San Juan Sub-division.

Lara was wounded in the chest, while a bullet grazed Zelaya on her back.

A seriously wounded Lara was able to drive the golf cart to the San Pedro Police Station. Policemen on duty took the couple to the San Pedro Polyclinic, where they were treated.

Zelaya was released after treatment, but Lara was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in a critical condition for further treatment.

Police investigating this shooting in San Pedro say that so far no one has been arrested, and the motive for the shooting is not yet known.

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