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Former Prime Minister’s House Riddled with Bullets

The house of Belize’s Former Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Said Musa, was riddled with bullets on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Musa and his wife were just about to go to bed when they heard about six shots in rapid succession; upon making checks outside their windows they didn’t notice anything suspicious and went to bed. It wasn’t until Wednesday morning when Mr. Musa noticed that his house had been hit by bullets.

According to news reports in the city, Musa got up at about 6:00 a.m. and upon exiting his house he noticed that his front door had been hit with what he believed to be bullets. He made his way out of the house and noticed that his wife’s vehicle had been hit and drove off to the Princess Hotel where police are stationed nearby and made a report.

Although no one was injured, police recovered six expended shells in and outside of Musa’s house compound which is located on the corner of E Street and Princess Margaret Drive in the King’s Park Area of Belize.

But why would anybody shoot at the home of the former Prime Minister? Well according to a shaken Musa, both he and his wife had received death threats at their work places in mid-December 2012 but never thought something would actually happen.

Knowing the danger they might be faced with, Musa has accepted the offer of police protection for himself and his family. Police have no suspects at the moment and the residence of Musa remains under guard.

(News source – Channel 5 Belize and 7 News)

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