Woman hurt in shootout provoked by robbery try

A 20-year-old woman suffered a bullet wound in the stomach Saturday night when robbers tried to stickup her and the man with whom she was walking. Her companion had a firearm and exchanged shots with the robbers.

The scene was in Jardines de Cascajal, Paso Ancho. The couple were on foot about 8 p.m. when a car pulled up and two men got out, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. A shoot out ensued.

The woman, who has the last name of Rojas, went to Hospital Calderón Guardia where she was reported to be in stable condition.

Fuerza Pública officers managed to detain a suspect nearby and confiscate a firearm.

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