Midday shootout in downtown San José puts one man in hospital

Gunmen cut down a man in downtown San José in midday broad daylight Thursday.

The victim, identified by the Fuerza Pública by the last name of Alfaro was being treated for two bullet wounds in the stomach. He was reported to be serious but stable at Hospital  San Juan de Dios.

The shooting took place on Calle 4 between Avenida 10 and 12. Both judicial investigators and the Fuerza Pública said the man was confronted by four persons who shot him.
Three men and a woman were detained as suspects a short time later.

The Fuerza Pública officers entered a nearby rooming house and detained the four suspects. They said they located a .22-caliber revolver and an air pistol. They also found drugs, including cocaine, they said. The woman who was arrested had been released recently from prison by a judge, the Fuerza Pública added.

Police guard suspects after arrests Thursday.

Police guard suspects after arrests Thursday.

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