Sunday, July 31st, 2022
A PUBLIC NOTICE FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE.
The Belize Police Department informs the public that there was a shooting incident earlier this morning at a nightclub in Hopkins Village. There were a total of ten (10) persons were shot and injured during the incident. Two of whom succumbed to their injuries. Also amongst, the injured are three (3) police officers and five (5) civilians some of whom were treated and released, while the others are admitted in stable conditions.
Initial investigation revealed that on Sunday, August 1st,2022, at about 1:00 a.m., three (3) armed male persons arrived at the establishment, kicked open the door, and opened fire at the patrons. They thereafter escaped in a waiting vehicle.
So far the vehicle is impounded by police and the driver is currently being interviewed. Several video footages have been viewed which provided usually information to the investigators.
At this time we have positively identified all three (3) shooters and are currently conducting a nationwide hunt for them.
The Ministry of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries and The Belize Police Department take this opportunity to extend condolences to the families of the deceased victims and wish the injured a full and speedy recovery.
We have assigned a senior investigating team to this incident, which is headed by ACP Alden Dawson.
We assured the citizen of Hopkins and the entire country that we will vigorously pursue those responsible and will leave no stone unturned to bring them to justice.