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Shooting In Puerto Rico Gas Station-Bar Leaves Four Dead And Five Wounded

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SAN JUAN — Authorities say a shootout outside a gas station bar east of the Puerto Rican capital has left four people dead and five wounded.

Police Superintendent Jose Luis Caldero said authorities were searching for those responsible for the shootings that occurred early Sunday in the community of Corozal, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) east of San Juan.

The motive for the attack was unknown.

Those killed were all men. Four men and a woman were wounded.

A wave of violence in this U.S. commonwealth has left 588 people dead so far this year, more than all the people who were killed in Puerto Rico in 2015.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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