A man lost his life as two suspects on a motorcycle passed by firing multiple shots at him. The 42-year-old man was a father of three and a real estate investor about to show a property. The person who was with him was unharmed.
This is the latest in a wave of violence that is overtaking the province of Puntarenas. Since the start of 2021, there have been 39 murders there. About a week ago, authorities met to discuss possible solutions to this terrible problem, solutions which can not come fast enough.
Authorities were alerted to the crime around 7pm on Tuesday. They collected ballistic evidence to analyze. They also found a discarded motorcycle matching the description nearby. The suspects are on the run.
Also on Tuesday night, a 50-year-old man was shot and killed in Goicoechea. He and his 16-year-old cousin were outside a liquor store. Two people approached and without saying anything started shooting. The minor was shot and remains hospitalized.