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Woman shot in face in apparent gender violence incident


Police said a man was arrested in what appears to be an incident of gender-based violence in Utuado.

By The Star Staff


Authorities on Monday investigated an incident in Utuado allegedly involving gender-based violence in which a woman was shot in the face.


According to the police, a call was received through the 911 emergency system reporting a female with a gunshot wound who was inside a vehicle on Highway 611 in the Viví Abajo neighborhood of the aforementioned municipality.


Upon arriving at the scene, agent Salas of the Utuado Precinct reported that a female was transported to Mountain Metropolitan Hospital in Utuado with an apparent bullet wound in the face.


Police said a man was arrested in what appears to be an incident of gender-based violence.


Homicide agent Juan Rodríguez Orengo, under the supervision of Sergeant Alberto Torres, took charge of the case investigation. Domestic violence staff were on site, meanwhile.

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