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03 de Mar de 2021

Nacional

Hitman attempts to kill lawyer

The incident happened when Garrido was outside the Kaos discotheque, of which he is part owner in Calle Uruguay.

The incident happened when Garrido was outside the Kaos discotheque, of which he is part owner in Calle Uruguay.

Moments before the attack the lawyer was with his wife, his children and two bodyguards. The group separated and the wife and children went to one car accompanied by a bodyguard, while Garrido was going inside the club.

Suddenly the assailant came from nowhere and put his weapon inside Garrido's mouth and shot him.

The bullet knocked down two of Garrido's teeth and exited through his neck without touching any vital organs.

The motive of the assault in not known, because the lawyer was not robbed of his possessions.

Unit of the National Police gave him first aid and he was taken to the Santo Tomas hospital. Later on, he was transferred to Paitilla Medical Center.

The 50 year-old lawyer is a specialist in banking law and is well known within the Panamanian legal community.

Calle Uruguay has been the center of antisocial behavior for the last three years.

Residents said that with regularity they have seen anti-socials peddling drugs and prostitutes looking for business.