Several hours later, just before midday on Saturday, the cycling world would lose another member of the family with the killing of 42 year old Ernest Dwayne Meighan.
He was observed with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Meighan was on George Street infront of a residence when a lone gun man, wearing a white t-shirt, pulled up from behind and fired the single fatal shot.
According to the police, "Meighan is the father of the minor who was recently arrested and charged with the murder of Chryslin Gladden. Police believe the motive to be retaliation.
The third murder happened shortly before nine on Saturday in Hattieville with the shooting death of a Honduran National at a boat yard on mile 7 ¾ on the George Price Highway. 42-year-old Jose Portillo was seen with multiple chop wounds to his head and body. Police are seeking the boat yard’s watchman Armando Sosa for questioning.
Less than an hour later, police visited the K.H.M.H, where they saw 21-year-old Joshua Jerome Gallego aka “Shaggy,” of Raccoon Street, Belize City, suffering from one apparent gunshot to his left forearm. Police report that a lone gun man dressed in white shirt approached and fired two shots, authorities suspect the motive to be gang rivalry.
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