Gunmen make mistake and kill the wrong man

Investigators believe a killing in Pavas early Sunday was a case of mistaken identity.

Dead is a 25-year-old man with the last name of Pérez. He died at the door to the Pavas fire station after he was confronted by four masked men, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

The shooting happened in the section called Pueblo Nuevo in Pavas. Pérez was with other men, but they fled when the gunmen appeared. Agents think that the armed men were after another member of the group and mistook Pérez as their target.

Someone took the bleeding Pérez to the fire station and dumped him at the door.

In another weekend shooting, a man identified as a foreigner left a bar in La Uruca about 3:30 a.m. and suffered a bullet wound as he walked to his vehicle. He was identified by the last name of Lemos. He was 35, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. His nationality could not be determined. He was hospitalized.

In what appears to have been a holdup, the operator of a pulpería or small store suffered five bullet wounds about 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The man was identified by the last name of Fong. The store is in Ciudadela 15 de Setiembre. The storekeeper suffered bullet wounds in his chest, his jaw, in the right arm and in two locations in the back.

Another man, also believed the victim of a holdup, was thrown down an embankment into the Río Torres early Sunday. The man, who was believed to be about 63, appears to have been a robbery victim about 2 a.m. as he walked in the area less than a block from the Caribbean bus terminal. Judicial agents said that two men robbed him of his watch and 15,000 colons, about $30. Then they threw him down the embankment. He was not found until about 9 a.m., agents said. The victim suffered a broken left leg and a head wound, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

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