Terror in Bajo Flores: a girl and a man were shot in one assault

The “Padre Rodolfo Ricciardelli” neighborhood is a “hot” area, according to the researchers / web

In the neighborhood “Padre Rodolfo Ricciardelli”, more commonly known as Villa 1-11-14, a four-year-old girl and her mother’s partner were shot in what would have been an assault. The event took place during the night of Tuesday, in that sector of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires that is located in Commune 7, in the southern part of the area called Bajo Flores.

According to the woman – who was unharmed – told the authorities, two unknown persons intercepted the car in which they were traveling for alleged robbery purposes. And, under those circumstances, both the man and the little girl were shot.

The victim stated that the family was driving in a white Volkswagen Fox car on Avenida Riestra and Pasaje Mercosur, in block 13, and when he noticed that the criminals were trying to block their way, his partner accelerated to escape from the place.

It was at that moment when one of the assailants fired at the shot and shot the man, identified as José Luis Cuenta Beltrán, and the girl. The car stopped its march and the two wounded were left bleeding inside.

For her part, the woman reacted in an instant. He carried his daughter in his arms and ran in search of help to the National Gendarmerie post, whose troops work in that neighborhood carrying out prevention tasks.

Spokesmen revealed that he “approached shouting” and told the uniformed men what happened. Without wasting time, the gendarmes mobilized to transport both victims to the Piñeiro Hospital in a private car. Meanwhile, agents from the Neighborhood Police Station 7 A of the City Police intervened.

After assisting the injured, the doctors determined that the girl should be referred to the Gutiérrez Hospital, where she was compensated and taken to the operating room. During the intervention, the doctors removed projectiles from the abdominal area. Finally, they took her to the Intensive Care Unit of that sanatorium, where she is evolving favorably, although she maintains mechanical respiratory assistance and her condition is reserved, according to health sources, who added that a rapid test for Covid was also carried out. yielded a positive result.

For his part, Cuenta Beltrán is still admitted to the hospital.

According to judicial sources, the attack is being investigated by the prosecutor César Troncoso, in charge of the National Criminal and Correctional Prosecutor’s Office 55. He must establish whether the theft hypothesis is credible, since another conjecture points to an adjustment related to drug dealing.

The woman told investigators that they first wanted to steal her cell phone and then her car, and for that reason her partner tried to flee the scene.

As said, what the victim reported is the main line of investigation, but the judicial and police investigations did not rule out that the attack may have some kind of motivation related to the sale of drugs that proliferate in the neighborhood.

Is that, according to one of the detectives, the attack occurred in one of the “hot” areas where the drug gang led by Jhonny Ray Arnao Quispe, alias “Pantro”, who was arrested last year and is currently in prison at about to be subjected to oral proceedings along with 12 other members of the organization.

That is why it will be essential to find witnesses to the episode and determine if there are cameras in the neighborhood exits that could have captured the escape of the aggressors.

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