Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Midnight Shootings

I was awakened last night, in the middle of the night, by gunshots. There were several that sounded like they came from Front Street, behind my apartment, and then a minute later from Main Street, in front of my apartment. It freaked me out, and I got up and hid in my bathroom, where I thought I would be least likely to get hit by a stray bullet. I did not look out the window to see what was going on, because I did not have my contacts in, and I did not know whether it would make me a target. Then as I was cowering in my bathroom, I realized that the edge of the balcony and then my front wall were both very solid, and there was no risk of a stray bullet passing through and hitting me while I lay in bed, so I went back to bed.

I found out today that there was a shoot-out between some people and the police, which ended in front of the ScotiaBank, which is next door to my apartment, to the south. One person was taken to the hospital in Dangriga, and at least one person was arrested. I did not learn whether the person in the hospital was in custody or whether he was a police officer.

And here is an article I found about it.


  1. Yeah, I bet that was scary. Your dad experienced something like that once. He was in the bathroom and he heard a shot. He ran into the bedroom, picked up the phone, and called 911. Turned out it was the next door neighbor, locked out of his house, (apparently with good reason) trying to scare his wife by shooting into the air.

    Maybe I should move to Belize and see if they need a proofreader/editor at their paper. Your account was much more clear than theirs.

    Have a great week!

  2. Their account had more detail than mine. You could inquire about proofreading, which you know can be done from anywhere!

  3. I was kidding, really, I have enough to do. Yes, they had a lot of detail, but it was quite confusing.



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