Crime — 13 May 2014 — by Kareem Clarke
Gunman opens fire on innocent minors on Antelope Street

A group of minors who were playing in an abandoned lot on Antelope Street were forced to sprint for their lives when a gunman who was reportedly in pursuit of another individual mindlessly opened fire in their direction, injuring a 15-year-old minor in the process.

Police reported that they visited Antelope Street in Belize City last Friday, May 9, at about 4:45 p.m. and saw five expended shells and what appeared to be blood on the street.

According to police, checks were then made at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, and a 15-year-old male student of Belize City was seen with an apparent gunshot wound to his right foot.

Investigators later found out that at about 4:40 p.m. on that same date, a group of minors were playing in an abandoned lot on Antelope Street when two men were seen riding on separate bicycles chasing a man in the direction of Central American Boulevard.

Upon reaching the corner of Central American Boulevard and Antelope Street, police said, both men turned around and rode in the direction of Seagull street, but upon reaching an open lot on Antelope Street (which is located between Seagull Street and Central American Boulevard), one of the men pointed his firearm toward the minors in the open lot and fired several shots in their direction, causing the 15-year-old minor’s injury.

Police are reportedly looking for the two men in connection with this shooting.

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