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Aug 7, 2008

One injured in shooting in crowded jeep in Esperanza Village

And in more news from police, the peace in Esperanza village was disrupted when someone from a passing vehicle unleashed a series of gunshots at twenty-six year old Ruben Echavarria, a driver of Santa Elena, Cayo, hitting him in the right side of the back. Echavarria told police that the incident occurred around seven-thirty on Thursday morning as he was driving a Grand Cherokee Jeep with five passengers on the Western Highway. According to the victim, as he reached the last speed bump exiting the village near Running W Brand Meats he saw a man standing on the right hand side of the road who fired shots at him. The bullets shattered the front windshield and in the process, Echavarria suffered an injury to the chest. None of the passengers were hurt and police have detained one person pending charges.

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