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Money lender in Benque shot Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

A popular money lender from Benque Viejo del Carmen is now recovering from gunshot wounds he received last Thursday.

Fifty-one year old Erwin Cocom was at home unloading pipes into his yard from a pickup truck being helped by his nephew at around 11:00 am on Pedro Guerra Mena Street in Benque. As Cocom and his nephew carried on their work, two men came up to the house on a motorcylce. One of the men got off the cycle and approached Cocom and pulled out a firearm. As this took place, Cocom’s wife who had been alerted of the approach of the gunman, walked up to him and began to struggle with him forcing the assailant to fire several shots which hit Cocom to his right hip, hand and leg.

The two Hispanic men then drove off on the motorcycle making a rapid escape from the law.