Screen_Shot_2014-06-24_at_8.16.35_PMA money exchanger from the village of San Joaquin in the Corozal District is lucky to be alive tonight after he was attacked by two masked individuals while in the Santa Rita Area of Corozal.


Around 5:45 this morning, Martin Guerra was on his way to the Northern Border after making a short stop at his brother’s house. Guerra reported to police that upon reaching the intersection of the Santa Rita Road with the Philip Goldson Highway two masked men came out of the bushes and fired a single shot in his direction. Luckily the bullet missed its target.


Andrew Ramirez - OC Corozal Town


“A male person has been injured and he has been identified as Martin Guerra.  Our initial investigation reveals that Mr. Guerra was a pesero, had visited his brother sometime about 5:45 am and left en route to the border so coming out of the road where his brother live he had to stop at a “T” and he had to make a right turn toward the Phillip Goldson Highway, upon making that right turn towards the Phillip Goldson Highway he saw a male person, wrapping over his face, Hispanic who fired a shot towards his vehicle, the gun that was used to his description was like shot gun.”


While Guerra escaped death, one of the pellets hit him on the right ear and he immediately drove to the Corozal Community Hospital where he was treated for his injury. As for Guerra’s assailants, they are still on the loose.

 

Andrew Ramirez - OC Corozal Town


“The Corozal police normally conducts physical training on Tuesday, we quickly mobilize ourselves in our good gears and we canvas the entire area including San Antonio and ITVET area where the description of these individuals we did not locate anybody that fitted this description so that is the initial information that we have up to now.”

 

Victor Castillo – Reporter


“When you say individuals how many persons they gave account of?”


Andrew Ramirez - OC Corozal Town


“Two, two persons one with a shot gun and the other remained inside the bushes.  Again this has a lot to do with abandoned properties that have been left un kept and these are hubs for criminals.”


Victor Castillo – Reporter


“In respect to this incident has there been a motive establish as to why was Mr. Guerra was the target?”

 

Andrew Ramirez - OC Corozal Town


“In relation to the motive it is a very interesting one because the assailants according to the victim did not indicate any verbal communication with the individual, whether halt or stop they just went straight into the shooting, very interested so from our point we are looking at an attempt robbery but it is an interesting scenario at this point in time.”


Police believe that Guerra was being watched. CTV3 News understands that Martin Guerra is close to Delmar Guerra better known as Diablo from the Village of San Joaquin.

 

Viewers might recall that back in October Guerra was shot by a lone gunman while in Calderitas in Chetumal Quintana Roo. Police say it is unclear whether both shootings are related.

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