MONTEVIDEO – A 19-year-old Uruguayan was shot to death and four others were wounded, also by gunfire, after a confrontation between two groups outside a discotheque, police said on the weekend.
The incident occurred early Sunday morning near a disco on the Costa de Oro, in Canelones province, some 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Montevideo.
Two groups of young people from the coastal resorts of El Pinar and Salinas confronted each other outside the disco and five of them were shot and beaten.
Jose Boyon later died in a capital hospital from a single gunshot, but the four other wounded young men are not in mortal danger, police said.
Police began an investigation to try and determine what led to the fight and to catch the killer or killers.