They arrested two teenagers accused of shooting a 12-year-old boy in the face in Ciudad Evita

scene of the event

The Buenos Aires Police arrested two minors, aged 16 and 17, as accused of shooting a 12-year-old boy in the face in Ciudad Evita, La Matanza party. As confirmed by sources in the case Infobae, the arrests took place in the Villegas neighborhood, near where the incident occurred. After the arrest of the suspects, the case turned to the jurisdiction of minors and was in charge of the prosecutor Emilio Spataforawho will take a statement from the young people in the next few hours.

For his part, the victim of the attack is hospitalized, He is admitted to the Italian Hospital of San Justo and “is doing well”an investigator of the case told Infobae. Last Thursday, the prosecutor Fernando Garatewho was in charge of the case before it passed to the jurisdiction of minors, He took testimony from him to recount the attack.

According to sources in the case to this medium, the boy said that He had left school and was on his way home while listening to music on his headphones. When he arrived at the corner of Eva Perón and Maracaná avenues, around 5:30 p.m., he felt that they touched him from behind”. At that moment, he turned around and was shot. Sequence it was a matter of secondsexplained the boy. Furthermore, he said that “since he was listening to music, he did not understand the situation well, he did not listen to them”.

The investigators of the case reached the detainees from different security cameras, where the exact moment in which the event occurred was captured. Thus, the detectives identified the alleged criminals and arrested them in the last few hours.

The medical center where the victim is hospitalized
The medical center where the victim is hospitalized

From what we observed in the footage, they wanted to steal the backpack he was carrying and the shot escaped.A detective on the case told Infobae.

After the attack, the boy was initially assisted by Jessica, employee of a chicken shop in the area. The witness recounted: “I was working in the background, I heard the shot and I didn’t see anyone at the door. I went out and I saw him lean against a wall and start losing blood from his mouth”. Noticing the seriousness of the wound, the woman used her apron to cover the wound and stop the bleeding.

This Thursday morning, Natalia, the mother of the victim, She went personally to thank Jésica for helping her son. They cried together and hugged each other.

Later, the mother told the drama that the family lives: “I felt that my world was split; although they did not take my son from us, I feel that they cut us short as a family, nothing makes sense nowWhy did they do this to him?

The woman said that It is not the first time that the family has suffered an insecurity event. When they got to the neighborhood, she had a truck robbed at gunpoint. Tired of the way of living, she said with anguish: “We have been here for 4 years, we got into debt with a UVA loan, we work all day, I am very stressed. But I told my husband: ‘Let’s sell everything, hand over the house and we’ll leave, I don’t want any more’”.


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