Puerto Viejo shootout ends with seven persons injured

A patron at a Puerto Viejo bar pulled a gun and began shooting wildly early Sunday.

Six persons suffered wounds, and residents are critical of the police response, which, they said, was slow.

The shooting happened at a bar named Jhonny’s, a well-known location in the Caribbean coast community. Residents say there were about 50 persons in the bar when the shots broke out.

Coincidentally, Jhonny’s is adjacent to the local police station. However, the person doing the shooting fled, and officers attended the wounded.

Another person, a guard, suffered injuries when he was hit by a vehicle that was carrying a wounded individual to the local clinic. He was reported to have suffered a fracture.

Investigators are believed to have a firm identification of the person who did the shooting.

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