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ORANGE WALK GANGLAND FIGURE SLAIN, GIRLFRIEND CRITICAL

ORANGE WALK GANGLAND FIGURE SLAIN, GIRLFRIEND CRITICAL
October 14
13:49 2018
REPORTER: News Staff, -

A surge in gun violence in Orange Walk believed to be ignited by an internal war in the Back-a Town Crips has once more ended in bloodshed. Today a notorious gang figure was shot to death, and his girlfriend is fighting for her life.

Just after 11:10 a.m. today, the sounds of approximately seven gunshots rang out on a road behind the Louisiana Government School in Orange Walk. When it was done, Jose ‘Duffy’ Medina, 21, was dead, shot once to his head. His female companion, Lucia Luna, 28, was hit by one of the bullets to her stomach and was rushed to the Northern Regional Hospital where she is currently listed in critical condition.

Shortly after the shooting, Police flocked to the scene where they recovered Medina’s motionless body sprawled out on the ground, his bicycle beside him. Within the immediate area, investigators recovered seven 9mm expended shells which they bagged and secured as evidence. Preliminary reports emerging from out of Orange Walk is that Medina was walking his bicycle, with Luna beside him when an unknown gunman snuck up behind them and opened fire.

The gunman is reported to have escaped by running behind the Louisiana Government School where he was picked up by a vehicle which investigators believe to be from Belize City.

The deceased is no stranger to Police or the media and credible reports are that Medina and one of his siblings were wanted by Police as persons of interest in the murder of Samuel Castro and the shooting of Justin Diaz which occurred two weeks ago, shortly after Medina was reportedly beaten up during a bar brawl.

The Back-a-Town Crips are only just recovering from their biggest blow in August in which their leader, Junior Triminio was the subject of a broad daylight execution outside of a football match.

In July, the gang was rocked by the murder of Alberto Vargas Jr. who was gunned down while in Medina’s company. Interestingly, a case involving Medina, Vargas and Triminio for Drug Trafficking was set to come before the Court.

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