March 4, 2021

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Young man wounded by gunshot dies in San Juan

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SAN JUAN – A young man who was wounded by a gunshot at around 2:00 on Sunday afternoon, in front of the Monte Hatillo residential complex located on 65th Infantry Avenue in San Juan, died, police reported.

The person was identified as John Cristian Ortiz Jiménez, 17, of San Juan.

According to the police investigation, Ortiz Jiménez was driving a red and black Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorboat on 65th Infantry Avenue, when someone shot him several times, being hit in the abdomen.

Ortiz Jiménez lost control of the motor and hit a Toyota Tacoma bus that was traveling down the avenue.

The young man was transported to the Medical Center in Río Piedras where his death was certified.

Agents assigned to the Homicide Division of the San Juan Criminal Investigation Corps, together with the prosecutor Maitee Flores, investigated the incident.

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