Tonight, a well known businessman of Corozal Town is lucky to be alive after he was shot, not one, but three times on the head. It’s a rather unique case because the alleged shooter is said to be the victim’s son. But what led to the violence in the Jones’ home?
That is a question that still remains unanswered as the victim, 53 year old Hensley Jones, a resident of Ranchito Village in the Corozal District, has been unable to provide a statement to police as he is currently hospitalized at the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital under stable condition. Our Corozal based Reporter, Victor Castillo, has been following the story and filed the following report.
Victor Castillo – Reporting
The peaceful community of Ranchito Village in the Corozal District was shattered around 10:00pm last night as a gun shot rang out, breaking the silence of the night and leaving residents concerned. Corozal police were immediately called to the residence of 53 year old Hensley Jones also known as Nick Jones, who is the proprietor of Nick’s Waste Management. As police arrived in the area Jones approached the police mobile. This is when police noticed that he was bleeding from the head and was immediately rushed to the Corozal Community Hospital via ambulance. While Jones was receiving medical attention doctors discovered not one but three bullet holes on his head; two shots on the left side and one to the back. And while authorities are investigating a motive, Jones remains hospitalized at the KHMH in a critical condition.
But who would want Jones dead? It’s a unique case, as investigations pinpoint Jones’ son, Hensleigh Ryan Jones as his shooter. Police investigations have revealed that both men were standing in the kitchen area when Ryan shot his father, for unknown reasons.
Instead of seeking medical attention for his injured father, it is said that Ryan fled the scene in a brown Isuzu rodeo as he drove towards Corozal Town. Quick police response led to Ryan’s detention who is presently being questioned by cops. We understand that police swabbed both of Ryan’s palms for gun powder.
While police have not been able to decipher what prompted Ryan to shoot his father, neighbors told us off camera that there has been an ongoing family feud between father and son but that at no point, did they imagine that the situation would escalate to violence. Ryan Jones is scheduled to appear at the Corozal Magistrates Court Room tomorrow.
All our efforts to get an interview with the victim, who is conscious and alert despite receiving three bullet wounds to the head, proved futile as he declined comment. We understand Jones underwent surgery this afternoon. One 1 .38 revolver special Smith and Wesson brand, black in color with brown wooden handle with 5 live .38 rounds is being held as exhibit. Of note is that no expended shell was recovered from scene. We will have more on this story in tomorrow’s newscast.
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