ORANGE WALK TOWN, Tues. Mar. 31, 2015–Residents of Progress Street in Orange Walk Town were awakened by the sound of gunshots that rang out early this morning when an assassin/s took the life of a businessman for reasons yet to be determined.
Orange Walk police said that at 9:50 a.m. today, they were called out to Munchie’s Snack Shop, located at 10B Progress Street, Orange Walk Town, and upon arrival, they saw the lifeless body of Ricardo Triminio, 57, owner of the business, who resided at the said address, lying face-up with multiple gunshot wounds.
Triminio had been shot in the face, chest, left and right shoulder, and left arm.
Details surrounding the murder remain relatively sketchy, and Officer Commanding Orange Walk Police, Inspector Selvin Tillett, told us today that no known motive for the murder has yet been established, and neither have any suspect/s been detained.
Police indicated that presently, they are still trying to find out whether Triminio was at home alone at the time and whether there was more than one assailant.
While investigators have mentioned that they did not get wind of what had occurred until after daybreak today, area residents reportedly heard what they believed to be gunshots from as early as 2:00 a.m.
At this time, investigators do not believe that the motive for the murder was robbery, since nothing was reportedly taken from the shop.
Police said that five expended shells were found at the scene. Police continue their investigations into the murder of the well-known businessman.