An 18-year-old young man was murdered this Wednesday around four in the morning by at least one shot in the chest while he was in Alfredo De Simone Y Juan Acosta. It’s in the neighborhood The acaciasnext to Marconiin Montevideo.
The victim was shot, as were two other young men, ages 18 and 19, who were injured by gunfire. Police sources reported Underlined that the three were transferred to the Capitán Tula Polyclinic in Piedras Blancas. One of them died.
The 18-year-old had gunshot wounds to his legs and the 19-year-old was shot in the ear, Interior Ministry sources added.
Police patrolling the Marconi neighborhood for an intervention heard the shots and went to the scene. There he found the three injured young men. Several firearm shells of different calibers were seized from the scene, the sources added.
The injured teenagers are in the hospital and did not want to tell the police what happened. Investigators want to clarify whether it was a shooting attack or a dispute between members of criminal gangs. It is also not known whether the deceased and the injured were together at the time of the murder or whether they were facing each other.
The investigation is being led by prosecutor Carlos Negro in the homicide department. He is also leading the investigation into 37-year-old Alexis Meireles, who was murdered on Monday a few blocks from the scene of the murder that Wednesday morning.