Seven killed in pool hall massacre in Honduran port city
TEGUCIGALPA.- Seven people were killed Sunday night in the Honduran Caribbean port city of La Ceiba when gunmen burst into a pool hall and opened fire with high-caliber weapons, police said.
Maynor Mena, the local police chief, told the news media the attack was a “personal vendetta.”
The assailants were described as about 30 unknown persons who pulled up to the pool hall in several vehicles.
After killing six people who had been playing pool, the attackers entered an adjacent apartment where they killed a 15-year-old child. They also threw a grenade into the pool hall, but it failed to explode.
Honduras is listed in a 2010 United Nations report as having the world’s highest murder rate at 82 per 100,000 residents.
You may be interested
Costa Rica details Covid vaccine side effectsAlejandro Zúñiga - April 22, 2021
The Health Ministry says 0.72% of people receiving the coronavirus vaccine in Costa Rica have reported side effects, with headaches,…
PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa RicaThe Tico Times - April 22, 2021
In celebration of our little 51,100-square-kilometer stretch of earth, here are some of our favorite photos: [gallery ids="48420,31657,83102,84464,84465,84462,59195,32291,64278,52006,86580,86575,71998,31199,75927,83006,49557"]
WHO wants to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025The Tico Times - April 22, 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to end malaria in 25 countries by 2025, including Honduras, Guatemala and Panama, thanks…