The shooting occurred around 4:30pm Sunday, the gunmen opening fire on crowded beach after learning their intended victim had survived the intial attack. Photo (Rodolfo Martín)La Nacion, (Rodolfo Martín
The shooting occurred around 4:30pm Sunday, the gunmen opening fire on crowded beach after learning their intended victim had survived the intial attack. Photo Rodolfo Martín, La Nacion

(QCOSTARICA) What is believed a “settling of accounts” left two women and teenager dead and seven wounded while enjoying the Sunday afternoon beach in Limon.

The incident occurred around 4:30pm in Cieneguita de Limon, when two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire with a high calibre rifle (some eyewitness say it was an AK-47) on their intended victim.

Authorites say the dead and wounded were innoncent bystanders.

From Teletica television news
From Teletica television news

According to information provided by the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), learning that their victim was only wounded, the gunmen started shooting again, this time into the crowded beach.

Of the wounded, two were minors.

Carlos Hidalgo, spokesperson for the Ministry of Security, said a suspect in the shooting was arrested.

The official said the incident was drug related.