Headline — 10 March 2018 — by Albert J. Ciego
Little Treshawn Goff, 4, succumbs to gunshot injury

Goff was shot in the head; his uncle, 27, shot in the back, is in a stable condition in the KHMH

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Mar. 8, 2018– Ian Abraham, 27, a mechanic of Nurse Findley Crescent of Port Loyola, Belize City, was hit by a bullet in the back when a gunman opened fire on the street on which he had been repairing a car.

His brother’s little stepson, Treshawn Goff, 4, was one of several children playing in a nearby yard when the gunman fired the murderous volleys. One of the bullets meant for the older man hit the little boy in his head. Both of them were rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), in critical condition. Abraham survived the attack. His condition improved after he received medical attention, and he is now recovering at home, after being discharged from the hospital this morning. Little Treshawn, unfortunately, died on Tuesday morning.

The shooting occurred at about 8 o’clock Monday night, in front of the Abraham family’s house on Nurse Findley Crescent. Information to us is that the gunman drove up in a dark-colored car from the direction of Fabers Road, into Nurse Findley Crescent, and fired about 8 shots. When the shooter opened fire there was confusion in the neighborhood as the children in the yard, and family members, scrambled for cover. The gunman then drove out of the area at high speed.

One of Ian’s uncles, who has been living on Nurse Findley Crescent for the past 30 years, told us that this is the first time that shots have been fired in front of his house. The family is especially grateful that Treshawn’s two-year-old sister, who was playing in the yard at the time of the incident, was not hit.

During a police press brief held this morning, police said that they are yet to make an arrest in connection with this case. The motive for Ian Abraham’s shooting and the senseless murder of little Treshawn is not yet known.

The Abraham family announced today that a funeral service for Treshawn Goff will be conducted on Monday, March 12, at All Saints Anglican Church, Dunn Street, Belize City.  The body of the child will be at the church from 1:00 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. Treshawn will be laid to rest at the Lord Ridge Cemetery.

Those who knew Treshawn said that he was full of life, well-liked by his schoolmates, and had a promising future. He is survived by his parents, Latifah Sutherland and Deshawn Goff; his stepfather, Jevon Abraham; his sister, Khloe Abraham, and numerous other relatives.

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