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Saturday August 2, 2014

Nicaraguan Singer Enoc Zavalla Dies in Shooting, Age 35

Nicaraguan Singer Enoc Zavalla Dies in Shooting, Age 35

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Singer-songwriter Enoc Zavalla was fatally shot in Managua’s nightclub district, Nicaragua’s National Police said Friday.

Zavalla, 35, was a member of the group Xolo Mancontal and served as vice president of the Association of Artists and Singer-Songwriters.

The victim bled to death on a Managua street late Thursday night after being shot in the hip, municipal police chief Roger Ramirez told the media.

An investigation is under way, Ramirez said.

Zavalla, who was performing with Xolo Mancontal at a disco, left the club during a break between sets and hailed a taxi for a trip to a convenience store, media accounts said, citing his bandmates.

The singer’s colleagues in Xolo Mancontal said they suspected he was shot by the cab driver in the course of a robbery.

Though poor, Nicaragua is among the less-dangerous nations in Latin America, suffering 8.7 homicides for every 100,000 residents last year, compared with 90 murders per 100,000 people in neighboring Honduras.

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