Pawn shop holdup leaves employee, suspects hurt

A holdup attempt Saturday at a pawn shop in Desamparados left the son of the owner wounded as well as two suspected bandits.

At least three men tried to hold up the pawn shop about 1 p.m. Saturday. The employee on duty, identified by judicial agents by the name of Castro, happened to be the son of the owner.

He engaged the trio in a firefight. When police arrived, one suspect was located nearby with a bullet wound in the right arm.

A short time later, a man with seven bullet wounds was dumped at Hospital Calderón Guardia, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

Castro suffered a wound to the stomach and under went surgery.

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