Highlights — 19 March 2013

The victims are aged 13, 16 and 25

Three persons were shot in Ladyville at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at about Mile 8 on the Philip Goldson Highway.

A female student, 13, of Ladyville, who is a first form student of Wesley College, was shot in the upper right leg; a male student, 16, of Belize City, was shot in the right side of the chest and left shoulder, and Errol Andrews, 25, of Belize City, was shot in the right hip. The victims were all taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where they are receiving medical treatment,

The victims were waiting for a bus at the bus stop in front of Lowe’s Superstore in Ladyville to come to Belize City, when a heavily tinted car drove up and a gunman from the car fired at them, before speeding away.

Police said that they carried out an area search to locate the car, but it was nowhere to be found. The motive of the attack on the three persons is not yet known.

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