five people died and five more were injured this Sunday after the hitmen shooting on motorcycle on a town street The Unionin the center-west of Colombia, reported the police.
N+ recommends you Murdered assailant in Colombia
Around 8:00 in the morning “two assassins who were traveling on a motorcycle” they fired “selectively” a “a group of people were talking on public roads,” the police commander in the area, General Pablo Ferney Ruiz, told the media.
“Unfortunately, five people died and five more people were injured, two of whom were discharged” from the clinic, he added.
The first hypothesis of the authorities points to a reckoning for micro-trafficking.
The identity of the victims and their ages are unknown, while the prosecution is carrying out the investigation of the event that occurred in the department of Valle del Cauca.
The police offered a reward in pesos equivalent to just over $11,500 for information that helps to capture those responsible.
So far in 2022 they have been registered 57 massacres in Colombiaincluding this Sunday, according to the count kept by the NGO Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz).
The police have linked some of the massacres with the dispute waged by armed groups for control of the territory and the internal drug market.
Although the peace agreement eased the violence in the Colombian countrysidesome points are once again under fire from the organizations that finance themselves from drug trafficking and came to replace the former rebels as de facto authorities, given the weak presence of the State.
With information from AFP