The body of Rudolph Eric Pitts was discovered this afternoon around 2p.m. 10 miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, following the late night shooting incident reported this morning.
San Pedro Police were investigating the shooting incident where it was reported that 22-year-old Edgar Lopez was grazed by a bullet behind his head, then shot to the left arm and left shoulder. Lopez was transported to Belize City for treatment of his wounds. It was reported that he was accompanied by another male person who was reported missing since the incident.
This afternoon, after an intense investigation by police and family members, the body of 36-year old Pitts was found in the general area of last night’s shooting. Pitts family say that his body had gunshot wounds, was missing teeth and his body was hurt badly. Pitts had lived in San Pedro for 10 year; funeral and burial services will be held in Belize City where his family resides.
d Edgar Rene Lopez of 10 mile North Ambergris Caye with a gunshot wound behind the head (graze), left arm and left shoulder.
Investigation revealed that Lopez was walking on ‘back street’ with a friend when three men approached them from the nearby bushes and fired several shots at them. Lopez managed to escape with gunshot injuries and was transported to San Pedro Poly Clinic where he was treated and later transport to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for further treatment. He remains in a stable condition.