BELIZE CITY, Sun. July 5, 2020– Shaquille Raheem Myles, 23, a laborer of Los Lagos, Belize District, was shot to death at about 7:00 Saturday evening. Myles and his friends were socializing at the corner of Waight Street and Fabers Road when a man, whose identity is not yet known, came up and shot Myles. The shooter then escaped.
Myles ran into Fabers Road, where he collapsed. He had been shot in the head and chest.
Police who were on patrol in the area heard the gunshots and went to the scene. They saw Myles lying face-up on the street, with the gunshot wounds. He was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he died shortly after.
Police said that a young woman, Kimary Bradley, 20, of Fabers Road, who was along with Myles, was also wounded during the shooting. She received a gunshot injury in her arm, and was also taken to the hospital, where she was admitted in a stable condition. She was later treated and released.
Bradley had a baby in her care when she was injured, but fortunately the child was not injured.
The motive for the gun attack on Myles is not known, and no one has been arrested for the murder. DCP Alden Dawson, Commander of Eastern Division, said that police have stepped up their presence in the area and are conducting foot, motorcycle and vehicle patrols, along with stop-and-search operations.
Raheem Myles’ death occurred less than 24 hours after Raheem Faber was executed while socializing with his friends on Mayflower Street at about 11:00 on Friday night. His killer rode up on a bicycle and shot him in the head and body.
The two Raheems were executed for reasons that are not yet known.
In closing the State of Emergency and bringing the curfew to an end, the Hon. Michael Peyrefitte had said that if an increase of crime is noted, he will not hesitate to put the area where the crime is increasing under a curfew, until the situation is brought under control.