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#487866 03/12/14 05:19 AM
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San Pedro police have confirmed that there was a shooting incident in the San Juan Area tonight at approximately 9:30pm. According to police, neighbors heard at least seven gun shots and police have recovered four expended bullet shells from the area. One man sustained gunshot wounds to his upper body and has been transported to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro PolyClinic II. Police are currently on the scene investigating the situation and The San Pedro Sun will report more information as it becomes available.

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This seems way more frequent lately. We need Marty to the rescue to put a stop to this. See y'all in 14 days:)

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A week ago, a tour guide was murdered in San Pedro and on Tuesday night, another resident of the island was shot as he headed home. Around nine-thirty p.m., on Sandpiper Street in the San Juan Area of San Pedro Town, twenty-one year old Darrington Louriano Junior was shot to the left shoulder. According to Louriano Junior, after realizing that he had been shot, he saw a gunman coming from behind. Louriano hid in a yard and was later escorted to the San Pedro Polyclinic where he was treated and released. While Louriano did not recognize his attacker, police say that they believe the shooting was as a result of drug activity on the island. Corporal Luis Rodriguez of San Pedro Police says that while the identity of the shooter is known to police; a formal statement has still not been forthcoming from Louriano.

Via Phone: Cpl. Luis Rodriguez, NCO, NCIB, San Pedro Police

"San Pedro police visited the scene where upon arrival, one Darrington Louriano Junior, twenty-one year old Belizean fisherman of San Juan Area, San Pedro Town was seen suffering from a single gunshot wound which apparently penetrated the back of the left shoulder and exited the front of the left shoulder. The victim reported to the police that around nine-twenty-four p.m. on said date, he was walking on the same street when he heard someone running behind him and at the same time he heard several loud bangs. Immediately after, he felt a burning on the left shoulder and realized that he had been shot. He turned around and saw a male person of dark complexion wearing a grey T-shirt and dark in color three-quarter pants holding a handgun in the right hand and aimed at him. On seeing the male person, he ran into a nearby yard while his assailant fled the scene. The victim did not recognize his attacker and the motive for the shooting is unknown at this time. He was taking to the polyclinic where he was treated for his injuries and his injuries classified as wounding. He was later released. Our initial investigation wants to reveal that it is a fight for turf; it is drug related."

San Pedro Police has since increased foot and mobile patrols in the San Juan Area.

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Darrington Louriano shot but refuses to speak to police

One person was treated and released following a shooting incident that occurred on Sand Piper Street in San Pedro Town on Tuesday March 11th. The victim is 21-year-old Darrington Louriano Jr. of a San Juan Area address. According to residents on Sand Piper Street, they heard several gunshots sometime around 9:24PM and moments later saw a dark skinned male wearing a gray T-shirt running towards the beach area. The incident occurred at a time when several area residents were heading home from work while others were trying to purchase food from a mobile food stall in the area. According to one eyewitness who requested to remain anonymous, as many as seven gunshots were fired. The person explained that some buyers were so terrified that they took cover behind the stall in fear of being hit. According to police, when they visited the scene, they found Louriano Jr. suffering from one apparent gunshot wound to the left shoulder.

Initial investigation revealed that Louriano Jr. was walking on Sandpiper Street from the direction of Pescador Drive towards the San Juan Area when he heard several loud bangs that sounded like gunshot and realized that he had been shot. Police said Louriano then saw a dark skinned male fleeing the area. Louriano was escorted to the Dr Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Poly Clinic II for medical attention.

Police recovered four 9 millimeter expended shells from the scene. Authorities on the island said that Louriano is no stranger to the law and they strongly believe the incident is drug related. Police have been unable to move forward in their investigation as Louriano has refused to cooperate with police.

Luckily for Louriano, the gunshot entered his upper right back and exited his shoulder without causing major damages to any of his internal organs. Louriano was treated for his injuries which was classified as "wounding" and was subsequently released. Police have no suspect at this time but their investigation continues.

San Pedro Sun

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