Guatemala: 7 dead in suspected MS-13 attack on hospital to free jailed gang member

Seven people were killed, including two children, with 12 more injured when gunmen stormed Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City to free a jailed gang member during a medical check-up, Wednesday. The gangster, identified as 29-year-old Anderson Daniel Cabrera, an alleged member of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha or MS13 gang, was brought to the hospital by three guards for a general check-up at 08... Еще.19 local time. The shooting started as soon as he entered the premises. Two guards were killed in the crossfire as Cabrera and two other armed men managed to escape. Five other attackers were arrested on site by the Police Special Forces that arrived on site immediately. Witness Floridalma Gomez who works as a nurse at the hospital gave her account of the events; «It happened in five minutes; we were in the operating room where we hid in a cellar, then we were told that the gang members were at the terrace and we hid again.» Cabrera whom has been attributed at least 20 homicides remains at large.

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