Drive-by Shooting Causes 4 Deaths In Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Two men driving in the Dominican Republic’s capital have been slain in a gun attack, and the driver lost control of his car and crashed into a small truck, killing an adult and a child.

Police in the Caribbean nation say the two men who were shot to death in a drive-by shooting Tuesday had criminal records and were in a government car that had been reported stolen.

No one has been arrested.


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Dominican Watchdog Note: Why would somebody shoot at a government car? I smell fish here.....  the driver of the car was working for the President's wife!


Here a few words about it from the local news: - Four people died, two of them from gunfire and the rest on injuries during a hot pursuit that ended in accident in the same place Tuesday in the Las Americas Highway’s lateral avenue.

Preliminary reports said two of the deceased in a SUV with official license plate and were fired on around 20 times; a third victim was a passenger of a pickup truck, which collided when the first crashed against the median, while the fourth is reportedly the driver of the pickup truck who died en route to the Darío Contreras hospital.

Three of the bodies were still at the scene as of 15am, as well as the bullet-riddled Ford SUV, plate 0-C02798, which collided with the median.

Watch video of the dead man and additional information in Spanish


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