TEGUCIGALPA – Gunmen killed at least six people, including a police officer, in a poor district of the Honduran capital, authorities said.
The multiple homicide occurred Wednesday in the Abraham Lincoln neighborhood of western Tegucigalpa while the victims were talking at a grocery store, a forensic spokesperson told EFE.
Eyewitnesses said between six and eight armed men arrived in two pickup trucks at the establishment and opened fire.
The victims included an off-duty police officer, two moto-taxi drivers and two woodworkers, Luis Osabas, spokesman for the Security Secretariat, which oversees the National Police, told reporters.
Investigators have not yet determined a motive, he added.
Criminal violence has been responsible for an average of around 14 deaths per day in Honduras thus far in 2016, authorities say.