On Wednesday we reported on the violent incident in Corozal Town which resulted in a young mother being shot in the stomach.
22 year old Brenda Jandrez was at home on Mahogany Street in the Halls Layout area when around 8:20 in the morning someone hidden in the shadows fired a single gunshot at her. The shot caught her on the stomach and the bullet remained lodged inside. A blood stained mattress could be seen inside the single room house.
Today the Police gave an update from Belize City, informing that they have one person in custody as part of their investigations.
ASP Alejandro Cowo
“We had a shooting incident in the Corozal District on Wednesday the 1st of November sometime after 8:20 in the morning, Corozalpolice visited the Corozal community hospital where they observed a female by the name of Brenda Jandrez suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach and being transported from the Corozal to the Orange Walk hospital, initial information is that she was inside of a house at Mahogany street which is her address along with another male person when a gunshot was heard inside of the house and she resulted receiving the injuries at present she as admitted at the KHMH in a critical condition and a male person has been detained and the case is under investigation at this moment.”
Jandrez was taken to the Corozal Community hospital and then rushed to the Northern Regional Hospital in Orange Walk Town, and then transferred to Belize City in a critical condition. The Police indicated that they have not discovered a motive for the attack as yet.