Man Shoots Ex-Wifes Family Over Divorce

Story ByAngjela TrajkovskaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

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This man has been arrested for shooting three of his ex-wife’s family members with a shotgun because he blamed them for the couple’s divorce.

The incident took place in the municipality of Aranjuez in the Community of Madrid in central Spain when the suspect, identified as Juan Mendoza Jimenez, 38, allegedly shot three members of his ex-wife’s family – her mother and two sisters.

A 35-year-old gypsy woman, identified as Lisset Fernandez, the ex-wife’s sister, was found on the ground with a shotgun wound to the chest, according to local media.

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Medics tried to resuscitate her for 40 minutes, but to no avail.

Her other sister, 23-year-old Montserrat Jimenez, was also injured and remains in a critical condition after reportedly being shot in the neck and chest.

The suspect’s 50-year-old mother-in-law Consuelo Jimenez was also treated for injuries to her left leg and is said to be in a stable condition.

According to the local police, Mendoza Jimenez was arrested after he barricaded himself in the property after allegedly shooting his in-laws through a window.

The footage appears to show police officers at the scene moments after the shooting as a voice can be heard shouting ‘hijo de puta!’ (‘son of a b*tch!’) in the background. The suspect was reportedly detained at the scene without resisting arrest before being put into a police car and taken straight to the police station.

Cops believe that the suspect shot the victims because he blamed them for encouraging his ex-wife to divorce him almost a year ago.

Reports said that he has five children with his former partner, named Celestina Fernandez.

Mendoza Jimenez has a criminal record that includes drug trafficking and illegal arms possession, according to local media.

The shotgun he used to shoot the three victims was reportedly seized by the cops.

The investigation is ongoing.

Angjela Trajkovska

I am a journalist and subeditor working for Central European News.

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