Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment an 18-year-old hitman shoots a woman in the street after reportedly being hired to kill her for 225 GBP before taking her phone and leaves her lying in agony on the ground.
The incident took place in the district of Villa el Salvador in the western Peruvian capital Lima when the suspect, identified as Christian Torres, shot 34-year-old Rosa Vilca.
According to police spokesman Herbert Ramos Ruiz, the 18-year-old shooter used a drone to follow the victim in the days leading up to the attack.
He said it was a new form of tracking targets and added that the drone was found on a nearby rooftop.
Ramos Ruiz commented: “In order to apparently track the victim, four Venezuela suspects used a black vehicle and a drone, the same one that was found on a nearby roof.
“It is a new form of tracking targets that has surprised us. We believe criminals in Venezuela are using it to follow their victims.”
The 34-year-old victim was taken to the Villa El Salvador Hospital although there have been no further update’s on the woman’s condition.
Ramos Ruiz said that officers arrested the teenage suspect after a chase and confirmed that he had the woman’s phone on his person as well as a handgun and another smartphone.
He added: “There could be a financial motive as the victim may have a company that someone is interested in. Her phone could have important information needed by whoever hired the teenager. The suspect claims that he does not know who hired him.”
According to the spokesman, the suspect has confessed to the police that he was hired to kill the woman for 1,000 PEN (225 GBP).
No other arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
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