Three persons, including a grandmother, die in weekend gunplay

Three persons died as a result of gunplay over the weekend. One was a grandmother walking her granddaughter in Pavas.

The second was a man in a car that was fleeing police. And a 17 year old was gunned down by robbers in Coronado.

The judicial police said that the 51-year-old woman with the last name of Murillo was the innocent victim of a confrontation among neighbors in the Metrópolis Dos section of Pavas about 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Murillo woman lived in the area and was walking about 4 p.m. when a heated discussion among neighbors resulted in someone firing a weapon. The bullet hit the woman in the face and she was dead at the scene. The granddaughter was not injured, agents said.

Fuerza Pública officers reported later that they detained a suspect, a man with the last name of Araya.

The shooting that resulted in the death of the vehicle passenger happened about 4:20 p.m. Saturday, according to the Fuerza
Pública. The 30-year-old man was identified by the last name of Mora.

Police said that officers stopped the vehicle at a checkpoint in La Uruca.

Officers had stopped a vehicle that they said was carrying marijuana. While they were investigating the contents of the vehicle, another car, this one containing Mora, drove by and began firing on officers.

Police returned fire and began a chase that resulted in the arrest of two other men in the car and the discovery of the body. Mora was hit in the back of the neck.

Officers said they presume that the men in both cars were working together. Officers said that the dead man and others involved in the case have records for previous arrests.

In another case, a 17-year old youth was walking home with three friends Saturday about 10:30 p.m. when they were confronted by three robbers. The youth resisted and suffered a fatal bullet wound. The killing took place in San Francisco de Coronado.

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