Police Respond to Shooting; Victim Identified

Police Respond to Shooting; Victim Identified
August 27, 2020
UPDATE************Friday, Aug. 28**************

The victim in Thursday's homicide was 16-year-old Fernando Martinez of Belton.

***************Thursday, Aug. 27*****************

At about 5:02 p.m. today, Belton police responded to a report of a shooting near an outdoor basketball court located in the 400 block Smith St.


When authorities arrived on the scene they found a male teenager suffering from two gun shot wounds. The boy was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The shooting occurred after a dispute, and police believe the victim knew his assailant.

Witnesses described a white Chevy sedan speeding away from the area after the shooting.