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Two Shot At Hot House In OW Town
Mon, February 12, 2018
Two persons were shot in Orange Walk Town on Sunday night. 24 year old Amin Mendez Jr., and 20 year old Jessica Melendez were closing up their family business, Amini's when a gunman appeared and opened fire.

Both were shot to their lower legs. Police told us more:..

ASP Alejandro Cowo, CIB - Eastern Div.
"On the 11th of February sometime after 8:40p.m., Orange Walk Police responded to a shooting incident. As a result they visited the Northern Regional Hospital where they observed a male and female injured. The male person is 24 year-old Amin Mendez Junior and 20 year old Jessica Melendez of the same address. Amin Mendez had a single gunshot to the lower left leg and Jessica Melendez suffered a gunshot wound to the right knee. What police had gathered so far is that both of them were inside their store "Amini's Store" located at the same address and they were about to close the business when they were approached by a male person who entered the store and fired several shots and caused the above-mentioned injuries. Both of them were admitted to the Northern Regional Hospital in a stable condition."

"Sir, wasn't Amin Mendez Sr. shot at this same location last year?"

ASP Alejandro Cowo
"I believe so. I am not too sure, but I think so."

"Is there a reason why this area is being targeted - this address is being targeted?"

ASP Alejandro Cowo
"Well, I cannot tell you what is behind this shooting at this moment. We are looking at several angles as persons from that location have been in police hands a number of times in and out."

"Any suspects being sought?"

ASP Alejandro Cowo
"Yes we have one individual police are looking for at this moment."

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