Two men are gunned down in Playas del Coco home

Gunmen on bicycles assassinated two businessmen in Playas del Coco Wednesday afternoon.

The dead men were identified by the same last name,  Dávila, and were reported to have died from multiple gunshot wounds, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

The men operated a sea food store in the beach community. They were confronted in the hallway of their adjacent home, and investigators think that one person killed a 33-year-old victim while the other gunned down a 55-year-old victim. The killers initially passed themselves off as customers, agents said.

Witnesses told investigators that the killers fled on bicycles, too.

The 33-year-old suffered three wounds to the head and two in the stomach, while the other man suffered two wounds to the stomach and one to the face, said the Judicial investigating Organization. The younger man died at the scene and the older man died while being transported to a medical clinic, agents said.

They attributed the murders to personal problems.

The killings, which took place about 5:30 p.m., were a shock to expats living in the community., One reported that police plan a meeting with citizens Monday to discuss what people fear is growing lawlessness.

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