Three people shot dead in Colombia

02/28/2023 at 06:41


Two suspects then attacked the police, who detained one of them while the other fled.

Unknown persons murdered three people in a rural area of ​​the municipality of Gachantivá, in the department of Boyacá (center), in a new massacre perpetrated in Colombia, the regional authorities reported Monday. After the massacre, Police were attacked by two men who apparently committed the crime and one of them was arresteddetailed the Boyacá Police Commander, Colonel María Margarita Mantilla

“The units of the municipal Police station are informed by telephone of shots in the Minas village, La Laguna sector. The quadrant patrol goes to the place indicated by the community, where when the uniformed officers arrive they find a pickup truck which descended two men who fired a firearm at the police, which led to the reaction of the uniformed, “added the officer.

Colonel Mantilla specified that “a man who was carrying a revolver with 23 cartridges was captured at the scene and a vehicle was seized,” while the other attacker fled the site and “at this time he is wanted by all the units of the Police Department”. “Also, in inspection of the scene of the events, in a nearby residence three lifeless bodies were found: mother and son and a neighbor of the sector, who had impacts with a firearm and weapon white,” the officer said.

The authorities’ hypothesis is that “the facts would have arisen due to family problems.” “The captured person will be made available to the Prosecutor’s Office and we have identified the other possible participant in this event. We ask the public to provide us with information to capture this subject,” he added.

According to the NGO Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz), So far this year, 21 massacres have been committed in Colombia.