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Narco News: Four Women Killed With Machetes in Guatemala

Narco News: Four Women Killed With Machetes in Guatemala

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Four women from the same family were murdered and two children were wounded by unidentified gunmen in a community in eastern Guatemala on Sunday, police said.

The shooting occurred in the early morning hours in La Lima, a village in Chiquimula province, located more than 160 kilometers (99 miles) east of the capital, a National Civilian Police, or PNC, spokesman said.

A group of men armed with firearms and machetes went into a dwelling and killed Arcadia Raymundo Gomez, 50, and her daughters, Margarita, 20, Sandra, 14, and Antolina, 12, the PNC spokesman said.

Two of Raymundo Gomez’s other children, ages 10 and 3, were wounded in the attack, whose motive has not been determined, police said.

The two children were transported to the regional hospital and are listed in serious condition, a fire department spokesman said.

More than 600 women have been murdered in Guatemala this year, official figures show.