GUATEMALA CITY – Four people died and another four were wounded in a shootout Monday aboard a bus in the southeastern Guatemalan province of Jutiapa, authorities said.
The incident occurred on the Inter-American Highway near the town of San Jose Acatempa, a spokesperson for volunteer firefighters in Jutiapa told radio stations.
Citing witness accounts, the firefighters’ spokesperson said the gun battle began when four men killed Misael Guzman in an apparent assault.
A policeman traveling on the bus, Eldin Arias, tried to repel the assault, but was also killed in the shooting, as was a female passenger.
Another five people suffered gunshot wounds, one of whom died on arrival at the hospital in Jutiapa, according to firefighters.
Meanwhile a police spokesperson said that an investigation is underway to establish the motive of the attack. EFE