11 May 2016
At around 11:19pm on the 10th of May 2016, San Ignacio Police responded to information received of a shooting incident at a bar on Iguana Creek Road in the Spanish Lookout area where they saw the body of a male Hispanic person identified as Jose Anibal Molina ESTRADA, 59-year-old Belizean Businessman of Duck Run 3, lying on the ground with a handgun in his hand. Information was also obtained of three male persons with gunshot wounds. These persons were at the Loma Luz Hospital in Santa Elena Town. Police visited the hospital where they saw 64-year-old Guillermo GUERRA, suffering from a gunshot wound to the left foot, 52-year-old Victor Ismael PEREZ, suffering from gunshot wounds to the stomach and Eddy LARIOS, suffering from gunshot wounds to the right shoulder, stomach and hip area. All men were identified as Belizean Farmers of Duck Run 3 area. Initial investigation revealed that sometime around 10:45pm, GUERRA, PEREZ and LARIOS arrived in a black pickup and ordered drinks at the bar and shortly thereafter, ESTRADA arrived. There was an exchange of words which led to ESTRADA firing shots at GUERRA, PEREZ and LARIOS. Mr. LARIOS then reportedly pulled out his firearm and returned fire at ESTRADA, fatally wounding him. GUERRA, PEREZ and LARIOS then boarded the black pickup and drove to La Loma Luz Hospital to seek medical attention.
Jose Anibal Molina ESTRADA was pronounced dead on arrival at 2:55am on the 11th of May 2016 and was transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital Morgue with multiple gunshot wounds. GUERRA, PEREZ and LARIOS were later transported to the Western Regional Hospital where Eddy LARIOS is in a critical, but stable condition, and both GUERRA and PEREZ are in a stable condition. Police investigations continue.