Dominican Republic: 12 deaths in violent and tragic events reported in Cibao during the weekend

At least 12 people, including a 10-month-old child, died violent and tragic deaths during the past weekend in provinces of the northern region of the country.

A man who fatally shot his ex-partner and a young man who was with her in their house in the community of Ceiba de Madera in San Victor, Espaillat province, last night committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in a hotel in the municipality of Moca.

Persio Antonio Ovalles, 56, killed Lourdes Antonia Garcia Mejia, 41, and Eliberto de los Santos Cruz, 21.


An officer of the Dominican Navy (ARD) was shot dead on Saturday after a dispute over a trespass of land in the Rafey sector, west of Santiago.


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