Four people died and another four sustained wounds after a gunfight inside a bus this Monday in the province of Jutiapa, in the south west of Guatemala, informed officials of the rescue corps.
A spokesman for the Voluntary Firefighter Corps of Jutiapa explained to the local radio that the incident happened 57 miles into the “interamerican route”, close to the town of Calderas in the municipality of San José Acatempa.
The bus, from the company “Montoya” had left the city of Agua Blanca earlier in the day, towards Guatemala City, the capital.
Sources indicated that according to witnesses, the shootout begun when four passengers assassinated Misael Guzmán, in an apparent robbery.
Eldin Arias, an agent of the National Civilian Police that happened to be in the bus, tried to repel the assault, but was overpowered and killed in the incident, as well as another passenger Inés Ordoñez; a third passenger, identified as Idalia García, died before arrival to the national hospital of Jutiapa.
Police are still investigating the incident.