Four people are murdered in Colombia, in the seventh massacre of 2022 | News


The Institute of Studies for Peace (Indepaz) confirmed on Tuesday a massacre in the Colombian department of Antioquia, being the seventh such incident so far in 2022.


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In the new massacre that occurred in an area of ​​the municipality of Santo Domingo, three men and one woman died.

The mayor of the municipality of Santo Domingo told local media that they are investigating the massacre reported in the village of Las Beatrices, on the border with the municipality of Barbosa.

The local authority pointed out that army personnel are in the area verifying the information and securing it so that the police can inspect the dead bodies.

Preliminary information assures that the victims of the massacre had been fleeing the municipality of Donmatías and that they were murdered with a firearm by unknown persons.

It is unknown if the deceased had direct threats against their lives from any armed actor with a presence in the area.

Indepaz recalled that at the end of 2021, 96 massacres were recorded in Colombia.

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