ACI Prensa Staff, Jul 3, 2023 / 16:30 pm
A deacon who is set to be ordained a priest next month and a layman were wounded early Sunday morning in Colombia in an attack by a group of armed men who fired indiscriminately at the vehicle in which they were traveling.
Deacon Fredy Muñoz and layman Eider Bototo of St. Lawrence Parish in the town of Caldono in the Cauca administrative district of Colombia were returning from the village of La Esmeralda where they had conducted a parish mission. Caldono is about 370 miles southwest of Bogota by car.
The attack took place at approximately 2:30 a.m. on July 2. The car — which was struck with 36 bullets — is owned by the pastor, Father Javier Humberto Porras Gómez. The radio station Blu Pacifico tweeted that the victims were seriously injured.
According to the Association of Ukawe Sx Nasa Cxhab City Councils, “when they were returning to the municipal seat of Caldono near La Piscina they were intercepted by several masked men who fired their weapons indiscriminately.”