The San Ignacio Police report that on Thursday, July 27th at about 9:04 PM, they were called out to the corner of Eden Drive and George Price Highway in Santa Elena Town, Cayo District.
Upon arrival they found a male, later identified as 37-year-old, Jose Leonardo Nuñez Castellanos, laying face down and suffering from gunshot wounds to his body.
Investigation into the matter revealed that at around 9:00 PM, Castellanos got into an altercation with another male and that is when Castellanos pulled out a machete he had with him and chopped the next male on his hand.
While Castellanos attempted to swing the machete and chop the male a second time, the male reportedly pulled out his licensed 9mm pistol and shot Castellanos multiple times.
Jose Castellanos succumbed to his injuries while being transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital.
The second male involved in the incident was found at the San Ignacio Community Hospital being treated for the chop wound.
The name of the second male has not been released.