Story By: Angjela Trajkovska, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment a store owner reacts to seeing two young men stealing by shooting one of them dead and leaving the other badly injured.
The incident was filmed by a CCTV camera in the ‘Super Ciudad’ supermarket in the city of Wilde in the eastern Argentine province of Buenos Aires when at least two men were caught stealing.
In the footage a man in a grey hoodie appears to be stealing items from a shelf and putting them into a blue bag.
A teenager wearing a Barcelona shirt is seen standing in front of him, seemingly shielding him from the CCTV camera, although it is unclear from the reports whether he was with the two alleged shoplifters.
The second thief then comes into shot following loud noises, presumably gunfire, that startle the people in the supermarket who run for cover.
The young man, wearing a red baseball cap and blue trousers, falls to the floor and scrambles to get outside while the other thief sprints out of the store.
The supermarket owner, identified as Li Xiaomin, reportedly a Chinese national, then appears holding a gun and he tentatively goes to the supermarket entrance to check.
Meanwhile, a silver Peugeot 308 is seen driving off.
Picture Credits: CEN
According to reports, one of the alleged thieves, identified as 30-year-old Joaquin Caceres, received two bullet wounds in the abdomen and one in the right arm. He was left in front of a nearby hospital where he died.
His 27-year-old companion, Alan Osuna, was also injured in the abdomen and was caught by the cops shortly afterwards.
The owner was arrested and later released after he said he was acting in self defence.
Some reports suggested that the police arrested a third thief, but this has not been confirmed.
Netizen ‘Renan Adama’ commented: “Good! It is the only way to stop them.”
‘Dino Jesus Quispe Pilco’ added: “One less rat on the streets.”