Rosario, Argentina, Sep 26, 2018 / 18:01 pm
Mary Our Queen Parish in the city of Rosario, Argentina was the target of a violent attack Sept. 23, which the church's pastor said was a threat made in response to his recent denunciation of area gangs and drug traffickers.
Gunmen fired on the church and school, which face each other. Seven shots struck the church facade. Another five bullets hit the door of the school.
The Rosario Regional Prosecutor's Office opened an investigation to find those responsible. However, the church's pastor, Fr. Juan Pablo Núñez, blamed the shooting on drug traffickers. A few weeks ago, he began to speak about the drugs problem, and he said he had already received threats.
"The neighborhood was a no man's land, many incidents of robberies, shootings, the people came to talk to me because they didn't know whom to talk to, so then I started airing their concerns about that situation," Fr. Núñez told the news portal Todos Para Uno.