By Patrick E. Jones [670-6397] – Police on all-terrain vehicles have swarmed the Kontiki area of San Ignacio after an armed robbery turned murder earlier tonight.
The victim has been identified as Freddy Lopez. Unconfirmed reports are that Lopez was held up just after 10 pm tonight, Monday, December 23, 2013; but refused to hand over his belongings.
He was reportedly shot once to the left of his chest.
Although he was rushed to the San Ignacio Community Hospital, the gunshot injury was too much for the elderly man to survive and he died just after 11 pm.
Neighbors report hearing the gunshot, but thought it was children playing with firecrackers, which is a popular activity at this time of the year.
Police are looking for the murderer.
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