Temas Especiales

22 de Oct de 2020

Nacional

Children fall prey to gang violence

PANAMA. The three kilometers that make up Curundu, El Chorrillo, Barraza, San Miguel, Santa Ana and Ancon, at the heart of the city, ar...

PANAMA. The three kilometers that make up Curundu, El Chorrillo, Barraza, San Miguel, Santa Ana and Ancon, at the heart of the city, are hot zones for crime. where the seaon of goodwill does not exist.

Living there is hanging your life on a line, with daily shootings haunting adults and children alike.

In regions like these above, the gangs of delinquents set “the law” and “the order”. They judge with executions in broad daylight, ruling with fear.

This past Monday, at around 6:50 a.m. it was the turn of the Good Year community barrack in Ancon Avenue.

Gang members were looking for their adversaries, shooting aimlessly, and ending up hitting two girls with their bullets.

The sisters, one two years old and one eight, were hit in the right arm and leg respectively

Their 28 year old mother was also hit, in both the forearm and the left leg.

Fortunately, the injuries were not mortal and the victims are recuperating at the Children’s Hospital and the mother Santo Tomas Hospital.

It is the same story with different faces. The violence and criminal activity is d coloring with blood the poor streets of the city.

The insecurity and the fear have taken over residents and foreigners in Panama alike, who now think twice before leaving home and many are not safe, even there.