Four Gunned Down On 27th Street
Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 12:02 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Ricardo Rangel, father of the deceased, said his son was enjoying his day off, and he has been working for the past year on the project to expand the Coastal Strip, saying his only goal was to provide for his two children, four and one year of age.
Still Serious - Trujillo's family is waiting for his health. He was shot in the left side of his head. Other bullets pierced a lung, chest, arm and thigh. His mother, Elsa Castillo said the bullet fractured the skull leaving several bone fragments within the brain.
According to the police, this incident is linked to feuding local gangs, because three years ago on 27th Street Walter Clark, the nephew of "Cholo Chorrillo" was killed in the same place, and the killers wanted revenge. (Mi Diario)
Editor's Comment: This is a "snapshot" of the typical kind of violent street crime in Panama City. Rival youth gangs, fighting over territory, taking revenge for a murder that occurred three years ago. Thankfully this sort of thing rarely spills over to affect the members of the English speaking community of expatriates in Panama. But still, tread lightly, because there are people who can and will blow you away for looking at them funny. Most of this violence is related to drugs in one way or the other.