Moments of panic were experienced by the community in the south of Barranquilla, when armed men traveling on motorcycles opened fire on the facade of a pool hall, located in that area of the city.
The events occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 20, when at the establishment called Billar Orbital, located on 19th Street with Carrera 3d, the subjects shot repeatedly and destroyed the glass façade.
According to Colonel Luis Sandoval, operational commander of the Barranquilla Metropolitan Police, the armed attack did not leave people injured, but it did leave material damage.
In addition, the authorities invited the community to report it to line 123 if they know of any similar incident.
It must be taken into account that, according to the latest security figures by the National Police, as of July 4, 2023, in Barranquilla and its metropolitan area, 356 homicides, 900 cases of extortion, and 759 residential thefts were reported. , 1679 motorcycle thefts and 317 car thefts.
Numbers that are worrying for the authorities as they are increasing compared to the data recorded the previous year.
They threw a grenade at a billiards in Barranquilla
On the night of Saturday, June 3, unknown men threw a fragmentation grenade at the entrance of the establishment called La Selección billiards.
According to preliminary versions, the attack would have occurred in an apparent case of extortion against the owner of the premises located in the Las Trinitarias neighborhood. Fortunately, the grenade failed to detonate and all the people who were in the area were able to be evacuated in a timely manner.
Videos recorded the moment in which members of the Barranquilla Metropolitan Police cordoned off the site and, together with an anti-explosive team, the device could be detonated in a controlled manner. Although there were no injured people, the façade of the establishment was destroyed and paralyzed mobility on one of the ears that connects the Murillo Avenue bridge with the Circunvalar Road, in the municipality of Soledad. With Infobae