Sun. Jan 17th, 2021

A new massacre in the north of Colombia leaves at least three fatalities

The motive for the crime is still unknown, but the Police are considering a reckoning

At least three people have been killed this Monday in a new massacre in Colombia , this time in the municipality of Santa Marta, in the northern department of Magdalena, according to Europa Press.

This has been denounced through his Twitter account by the human rights defender and political activist Gustavo Enrique Mestre Cubillos, who has explained that three people, two men and one woman, have been victims of a hitman early Monday morning.

The victims have been identified as Breiner Escobar, Ana Paulina Acosta and Pedro Tórrez Velázquez, who were in the ‘El Bolsillo’ sector at a party. Two of the deceased tried to run to safety, although they died a few meters later, according to witnesses to the incident, collected by the regional newspaper ‘Hoy Diario del Magdalena’.

The testimony of the witnesses details that two unknown persons arrived at the place of the party where the victims were and opened fire on them.

Mestre Cubillos has also influenced the fact that a few days ago the narco-paramilitaries of the Self-Defense Forces of the Sierra Nevada launched threatening pamphlets in this city.

At the moment, the motive for the triple homicide is unknown , although the authorities are working on the crime through a special group of the Prosecutor’s Office and the Sectional Criminal Investigation Unit (SIJIN) of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Interpol, in which the Metropolitan Police also participates.

According to the police commander, Colonel Óscar Solarte, the crime was due to an alleged settling of accounts against the murdered woman.

With this, there are already 87 massacres that have been counted so far this year in Colombia, while there are 122 homicides registered in 2020 in Santa Marta with the massacre this morning.

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