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Multiple murders bring concern over insecurity in Uruguay

Montevideo, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Atrocious murder committed in Uruguay´s capital of four people, including three minors, brings deep concern and debate about insecurity and the governmental work.

On Thursday evening, the multiple crime took place at a house in the Maracana neighborhood.

The killers fired hundred shots at the building where victims were staying, a 40-year-old man, two youths aged 17 and 18, and an 11-year-old boy.

Another teenager is in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the chest, legs and arms.

Interior Minister Nicolas Martinelli led an emergency meeting involving all institutional entities investigating the homicide.

The municipal mayor, belonging to the Broad Front, Juan Carlos Placho said that in the town meetings the first issue that comes up is that of insecurity.

He claimed that the situation goes beyond the police, as it has become a state issue that demands ‘deeper measures.’

The lack of public safety is the main concern of Uruguayans, according to the latest poll by the consultancy Factum, corresponding to April.

53% of those questioned pointed to public security, violence and drug trafficking, a combination that causes the population to feel uneasy. pll/omr/oda/ool