Two dead and two wounded in Torrent cemetery shooting incident

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Two dead and two wounded in Torrent cemetery shooting incident
Two dead and two wounded in Torrent cemetery shooting incident. image: policia nacional

Two dead and two wounded in Torrent cemetery shooting incident

Torrent cemetery, located in the largest municipality of the Horta Oest comarca, in the city of Valencia, was the scene on Monday, November 1 of a shootout between rival clans. Families and individuals who had gone on All Saints Day to pay their respects to dead relatives, had a terrible shock. The incident left two dead, and two wounded.

A 45-year-old man, identified by sources as Antonio GG, is one of the deceased. He reportedly received at least two bullets in his chest, and his back. One of the Local Police officers tried to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him, but he was unable to save his life, and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

His 20-year-old son is one of the wounded. He was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg that apparently entered then exited.

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The other deceased is reported as Jose Luis PM, a 79-year-old resident of Torrent. As confirmed by health workers, he suffered a cardiac arrest after being struck in the side by a stray bullet in the fracas. Jose was at the cemetery visiting the grave of his wife when the shooting started, and was said to be around 20 meters away at the time.

Officers from the Torrent Local Police and the National Police were quickly at the scene. The latter has now taken over the investigation to try and determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. One theory is that it involves a dispute between two local clans who have been involved in similar shooting incidents previously.

During the confusion and panic among the people at the cemetery, the alleged perpetrators made their escape in an old blue Ford Transit van. This vehicle was located by the police later in the Xenillet neighborhood of Torrent. Forensic officers will collect samples inside the van, in the hope of identifying the alleged shooters.


As a result of this incident, the Torrent City Council has closed the municipal cemetery, as reported by levante-emv.com.

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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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