Crime — 05 November 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego

A laborer of Cotton Tree Village was shot on his worksite while working on a building at the corner of Vernon Street and Central American Boulevard, in Belize City.

Victor Galiano, 40, a Belizean construction worker of Cotton Tree, Cayo District, suffered gunshot wounds to both legs, and is presently recovering at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.

Galiano told police that about 11:30 Saturday morning, he was working on the second floor of a building being constructed at the corner of Vernon Street and Central American Boulevard when he heard gunshots, and felt both his legs burning. He saw his legs were bleeding, and realized that he had been shot.

His fellow workers quickly rushed Galiano to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where doctors worked on him. His condition has now been declared to be serious, but stable.

Police said that they have launched an investigation and are looking for two men known to them, who they believe can greatly assist them in their investigation to find the shooter who fired at Galiano.

The motive for the shooting is yet unknown, and so far, no suspect has been detained.

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