Photo: Crime news in Latin America
An evangelical minister was gunned down Wednesday by unidentified assailants in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, police said.
Santos Danilo Vargas was shot several times in front of his house in San Pedro Sula, the second-largest city in Honduras and one of the most violent places in the Central American country, a police spokesman said.
The 44-year-old Vargas’s body was taken to the coroner’s office and investigators are trying to determine the motive for the murder, the police spokesman said.
Honduras had a homicide rate of 85.5 per 100,000 inhabitants last year, with an average of 598 homicides monthly and 20 killings daily, the United Nations said.