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Young and Gladden were shot dead in a failed drive-by shooting.

Belize: Man killed in failed drive-by shooting; another killed in separate incident

Police in Belize is investigating two homicides that occurred between Friday, May 7, 2021, and May 11, 2021.

Dead are Otis Gladden, 28, (left in pic) who was shot dead in Santa Cruz village just before 7 p.m. on May 7, and Tyrone Young, also known, as ‘Bang’ (right in pic) who was killed in a drive-by shooting on May 11.

In the Gladden homicide, police report that the victim was at home when he received a phone call and went outside.

He was gunned down shortly after, reportedly, by one of two gunmen.

Gladden was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

According to media reports, Gladden was well-known to the law and his death may have been linked to illegal activities.

Several persons, identified as persons of interest, are under investigation, according to media reports.

Meanwhile, in the second homicide, a ferocious exchange of gunfire on Armadillo Street at around 9:30 p.m. led to the death of Young.

According to media reports, a black Honda van with three occupants stopped at an address on Armadillo Street and opened fire at several persons who were at the location.

The persons at the targeted property returned fire, killing Young who was the driver. His two passengers, Koby Sebastien, 18, and a 13-year-old minor escaped uninjured during the hail of bullets.