A hitman murdered two girls aged 11 and 16 this Saturday in front of a business in the metropolitan municipality of Villa Nueva, in Guatemala, according to various sources.

The event was recorded on the surveillance camera of the place and was replicated by various local media. In this one, the two minors are seen standing and hugging, prior to being attacked.

The subject got off a motorcycle driven by another man, who passed in front of them and chased them to shoot them at point-blank range, as observed in the images.

According to the Volunteer Fire Department, the minors were transferred to the Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City, the largest in the country.

Both had gunshot wounds to the face and died inside the health center, added the Firefighters.

According to the NGO Dialogues, a think tank that conducts research on security and justice, and the fight against corruption and transparency, during the first semester of this year there were 1,357 homicides, of which 200 were of women, according to a report prepared the entity based on official information from the National Civil Police.

Only in the month of June, for example, in New Villa there was a rate of 9.3 homicides of women per 100,000 inhabitants, the fourth municipality in the central department of Guatemala with the most records.

Last year, the Police reported that the Central American country suffered a total of 353 homicides of women, almost 200 less than those seen the previous year.

“Homicidal violence in Guatemala reached a maximum rate of 48 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in September 2009, according to records from the National Civil Police. Since then, a decrease in the long-term trend has been observed ”, indicated Dialogues in its report.

Last year the Central American country closed with 15.2 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, but the first semester of 2021 amounted to 16.1 per 100,000 people, according to data from the Guatemalan Police.

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