Murder in Tiloarque

Yesterday afternoon about 15 minutes after we got home from a service at Las Uvas we got word that three young men were murdered just half a block or so from our house. The red store that you see in the photo used to be a little convenience store. A few months ago the owner decided to shut it down and leave the neighborhood because gangs were demanding "war taxes". After leaving they rented the building and just three days ago a pool hall was opened there. The victims were shooting pool when two gangsters arrived on a motorcycle and came into the building either to hold it up or else to settle a score with the victims. Nobody is really sure of the motive but the men were killed with AK-47's.
The girl holding her head in her hand is a sister to one of the victims. She was screaming, "no, no, noooo". It was so sad.
At the lunch table Hannah was telling some of our people how we never know from day to day what is going to happen and that it pays to be ready to die. Those thoughts rang ever so true as I looked through the door and saw this scene of blood on the floor. I was challenged once again to win as many souls as we can for time is short and life is fragile.
Carrying out the body bags.


debbie said...

This is so sad. Just to think we never have the assurance of the next moments. Thanking the Lord for HIS protection over you all. We are praying. So much to do, so little time to do it in.

Dorcas said...

That is so sad!! Thank God for watching over you family as you labor there for Him!!

Jeanne said...

Oh no!