Monday 21 June 2021

3 Murdered, 3 Wounded in Hail of Bullets

Olimpica -Porvenir, Desamparados. Photo: Gesline Anrango
Olimpica -Porvenir, Desamparados. Photo: Gesline Anrango

COSTA RICA NEWS — Three persons were murdered and three wounded when a motorcyclist stopped before a group of people shortly after 2:30 Saturday morning and opened fire at the Villa Olimpica in Damas de Desamparados south of the capital, according to a preliminary report by the investigative agency OIJ.

The cyclist fired at point blank range into the group of six. The three men killed were Francisco Salazar, 24, Manuel Pena, 26, and Edgar Rivera, 23. They died at the scene. They had gathered some 50 meters from the entrance to the villa.

- Advertisement -

Injured were two sisters, 22 and 26 years old and a 23-year-old man. Two of the wounded were taken to San Juan de Dios Hospital and the other to Calderon Guardia Hospital. Motive for the shootings, OIJ suspects, had something to do with drugs because traces of cocaine were found.

Due to drugs, murders such as these, unheard of here in the last century, have become more common as has the use of hired assassins. Although OIJ did not note this, hired killers like to use motorcycles in their getaways because of their agility in traffic.

Article by

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 21: plates ending in 1 & 2 CANNOT circulate

Today, Monday, June 21, we are back to the two plates...

Will that be Cash or Sinpe Móvil?

QCOSTARICA - Sinpe Móvil is easy to use. From your phone,...


Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s feature debut, Clara Sola, ready for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Q ENTERTAINMENT (CINEUROPA) Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature, Clara Sola, is ready to take part in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film...

Will that be Cash or Sinpe Móvil?

QCOSTARICA - Sinpe Móvil is easy to use. From your phone, you can send money to friends, family and pay for things. Or receive...

The Best Sports To Play On A Beach

Costa Rica has some of the best beaches in the world. The coastline is blessed with golden sand, beautiful palm trees, and perfect blue...

13 Powerful Home Remedies for Acne

Acne is considered to be one of the most common skin ailments on the planet, with a record 60 million people being afflicted by...

Tourism sector depends on political will for recovery

QCOSTARICA - The future of tourism operators in Costa Rica depends on the political will to approve a package of bills that favors the...

Diseases, weather and low prices hit the orange sector in Costa Rica

HQ - The appearance of pests and diseases, in particular the 'dragón amarillo' (yellow dragon), the impact of the weather and a sharp drop...

“Caso Cochinilla”: Name arose when comparing parasite with hidden corruption

QCOSTARICA - On Monday, the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) moved to the raid, seize and arrest of their investigation into corruption of public...

Companies covered up defective asphalt

QCOSTARICA - The judicial file of the Cochinilla Case, on alleged corruption in road works, exposes how three companies would have covered up the...

The “rebound” effect boosted growth in Costa Rica’s economic activity

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's economic activity registered in April 2021 a year-on-year growth of 8.8%, a figure affected by a “base” or “rebound” effect,...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.