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Student killed in rare Panama campus shooting

By AFP

June 8, 2024 12:36 PM


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A rare campus shooting in Panama left at least one person dead as two gunmen attacked a group of university students, apparently due to a gang dispute, police said Friday.

Another person was wounded in the attack on the grounds of a University of Panama site in the southwestern city of Santiago de Veraguas, authorities said.

The motive was thought to be a settling of scores between criminal groups, police deputy commissioner Hector Delgado said in a video posted on social media.

Shootings at universities and schools are not common in Panama, a country of 4.2 million people that recorded 544 homicides in 2023.


AFP


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