The Police Bureau investigates 11 murders reported between Saturday night and early Sunday morning in various towns in Puerto Rico.
One of the violent deaths occurred at 6:51 pm yesterday, Saturday, on San Patricio Avenue, near Suiza Dairy, in Puerto Nuevo. At the scene, agents found the shot dead body of a man who has not been identified.
According to the authorities, the deceased wore a black polo shirt, camouflage shorts and cream-colored boots.
At 10:06 pm, a double murder occurred on Mango Street, in the Buenaventura neighborhood, in Carolina.
At the scene the agents came across the shot bodies of King Alex Diaz Ocaña, 43 years old, and Reynaldo Birriel Rodríguez, 42, in circumstances under investigation.
A few minutes later, at 10:24 pm, a double murder was recorded on PR-193 in front of a business in Luquillo.
The victims were identified as Jose Pacheco Garcia, 50 years old, and Pablo Enrique Delgado, 37 years old. Both had criminal records.
Violent early morning
Six of the 11 murders were registered in the early hours of today, indicated the Uniformed.
One of these violent deaths occurred at 12:15 am in front of Building 10 of the Roosevelt Residential, in Mayaguez. There the corpse of Mario Matos Laguna, 25 years and known as “Pepo”, shot to death in circumstances that are under investigation.
According to the preliminary investigation, while he was in the place sharing with other people, an unknown person arrived and fired several shots that caused his death on the spot.
In Mayagüez he was also shot dead Marino Nelson Wall, 65 years old. These events occurred at 2:21 am on calle los Vélez, in the Sultana neighborhood.
According to authorities, the deceased arrived from the United States today, along with his wife, to visit relatives in Cabo Rojo. While driving along the PR-2 highway, the wife alleges that they heard detonations that, she presumes, were shots between two other vehicles. A
The car in which they were traveling, a Nissan Sentra, was hit by bullets, some of them causing fatal injuries to Wall.
At 1:54 am the authorities investigated another murder registered in a residence on Dr. Joaquín Bosch Street in the Quinta Section urbanization, in Levittown, Toa Baja.
There, they found inside a Chrysler Touring car the shot body of a man, identified by relatives as Pedro Pablo Torres Ascanio, 40, resident on site.
Another homicide was registered at 3:19 am in the Paseo Samaritano urbanization of the Montones neighborhood, in The stones. The victim was identified as Erick J. Hernandez Lopez, 23 years old.
The bullet wounds suffered by the victim caused his death, the Uniformed indicated. The investigation continues in the hands of the Homicide Division of the Criminal Investigation Corps (CIC) of Humacao.
Another violent death was reported this morning on Fernández Juncos avenue, in San Juan, where also a woman was shot and wounded.
When officers arrived at the crime scene, they found Ferdinand González Rivera, 21 years old, who was transported to Ashford Hospital, in Condado, where a doctor on duty certified his death.
The most recent murder was reported at 4:47 am on Cecilia Street, in Hato Rey. The victim of this crime has not been identified.
On the other hand, at first the Police had classified another death reported in Sierra Linda, Bayamón as a murder, but later it was indicated that the cause of death has yet to be determined. The body had bruises in the area of the head.
Until midnight, the Police counted 543 murders so far this year, 61 more than the 482 registered during the same period in 2020. This data does not include the seven murders that occurred in the early hours of Sunday.