Curridabat man wounded stopping theft from vehicle

A man in Pinares de Curridabat tried to stop men from breaking into a parked car there and received a gunshot wound for his efforts.

The Judicial Investigating Organization identified the victim by the last name of Duarte. The man was admitted Tuesday night to Hospital Calderón Guardia. He suffered a bullet wound in the stomach.

Agents said that the man reported that when he confronted the thieves, one pulled a gun and fired. Then they fled.

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