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04 Oct 2019 | 10:16 AM UTC

Colombia: Shooting in Barranquilla leaves one dead and six injured October 3

Colombia News Alert

A shooting between police and criminals kills one and leaves six injured; heightened security presence in the area possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/6/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Barranquilla


A shooting between police officers and a group of criminals on Thursday, October 3, left one person dead and six others injured in Barranquilla. The incident occurred in the early hours (local time) of the morning in an industrial park located in the south of the city. What started as a theft resulted in a violent exchange of fire between the two groups, leaving passersby hit by stray bullets in the confrontation.

A heightened security presence is likely in the vicinity of the industrial park as police investigate.  


Individuals in Barranquilla are advised to avoid the area of the incident, report any suspicious objects or behavior to the police, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities. Due to increased crime rates throughout Barcelona, travelers are advised to remain vigilant at all times.


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