Voice of: Raquel Franklin - Common-law Wife of Deceased "When he was leaving out for work this morning, I told him 'well I haven't made breakfast yet', because it was after 6 that he has to reach.So I told him 'take this money and stop on your way at Pound Yard and front of Atlantic Bank to buy Journey Cakes from there'.
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In the interest of clarity for our foreign readers, we attempt to paraphrase the Creole quotes in English A man was killed this morning on his way to work. The victim is 30 year-old Jason Young, a resident of Sarstoon Street, who's originally from Kraal Road.
Young was a well-known first division and Semi-pro footballer.Those closest to him say that he was an athlete, not a gunman or a gangster, and that's why this morning they were stunned to hear that he had been shot and killed.Just after , he was on his way to his family's Kraal Road home to get a ride, but he never made it.7News was on the scene when police picked up the murder weapon: Daniel Ortiz reporting These blood stains on Dolphin Street, in front of Belize Dry Cleaners, marks the spot were 30 year-old John Young, known as "Strength" or "Paxson" fell. Isai Sanchez - OC, CIB Precinct 1 "This morning about am, Jason Steven Young, a 30 year old national Belizean was walking on Dolphin Street from the direction of Cemetery Road heading towards Fairweather Street.Someone ambushed him this morning while he was on the way to work and gunned him down. Before reaching the corner of Gibnut Street he was approached by a male person who pointed a fire arm at him and fired 3 shots which fatally wounded him, 2 to the chest and 2 to the left wrist." His common-law wife, and mother of his 4 children said that he was on the way to his family's yard on Kraal Road for work.She had spoken to him earlier that morning about breakfast, and less than an hour later, she received the news that he had been murdered.