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Paraguay: Four shot dead, 11 injured in drug-related disco shooting

Pedro Juan Caballero: Four included two women were shot dead and eleven others had got injured on Monday in an attack in South America’s Paraguay. The police said as the victims sat in front of a discotheque in the Paraguayan border town of Pedro Juan Caballero, the attack took place which appeared to be related to drug trafficking.

According to a report by HT, the area borders the Brazilian town of Ponta Pora is a known transit point for narcotics.

“The two male victims belonged to a criminal gang. They were the targets of the shooting. But others were hit, including the two women who died and others who have been hospitalised,” Paraguayan prosecutor Oscar Samuel Valdez told a local radio station.

The attacker closed in on the targets after getting out of a car in front of the disco, Valdez said.
The women were 18 and 24 years old, as per the report. However, no details were given about the men killed in the attack.

Paraguayan and Brazilian law enforcement are working together to investigate, a police spokesman told Reuters on phone.