Altos de San Lorenzo, the neighborhood that sleeps under the roar of gunfire

the 86 block between 25 and 26, where a policeman defended himself to the shots of an attempted robbery / street view

On Sunday night, around 11 pm, in Altos de San Lorenzo there was a tense calm. The movement was almost nil, although from time to time the cut of a motorcycle could be heard as it passed.

The area, for a long time, has become difficult, violent, a product of insecurity and also of the sale of drugs.

The neighbors know it and that is why they take their precautions: when the sunlight goes down, it is not the time to do crazy things. Nor of walking down the street, of taking risks, of exposing oneself to anything that could happen, as happened to a 43-year-old from the La Plata Patrol Command, whom they tried to assault when he was driving a white Ford Fiesta. down 86th street between 25 and 26.

According to the official report, three unknown men, one of them armed, stopped in front of the car to prevent it from moving forward.

The intentions were clear. Get everything they could from him, although the cash defended themselves with shots and there was a general disbandment.

Fortunately, there were no victims or injuries to mourn.

It was known that the officer’s shot was left as a sieve, with several holes in his body.

There is talk of at least 10 detonations. Six from the criminals and four from the policeman.

Immediately, the area was filled with patrol cars and an intense raking began in the vicinity, although there were no arrests.

Announced of what happened, the criminal prosecutor in turn from La Plata, Juan Menucci, requested the seizure of the agent’s regulation weapon, which will now be submitted to different expert opinions.

In the eighth police station, proceedings were initiated for “attempted qualified robbery.”

Yesterday this newspaper was in the neighborhood and spoke with some residents of the incident.

In this sense, a woman confessed that “we heard the bullets, but the truth, around here, nothing surprises us anymore.”


In another order, there were two motorcycle jets arrested after a chase through different streets of Los Hornos, which included a shot from a police shotgun towards the suspect, when one of them brandished a firearm. It happened in 147 between 47 and 49.

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