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A man shoots his wife and causes wounds to a neighbor in Astorga

There are already 24 women killed by their partners or other couples so far this year, six of them this month of July

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A man shoots his wife and causes wounds to a neighbor in Astorga

A woman of 63 years, Maria Isabel A.L., has died and a neighbor of his has been injured to be shot allegedly by wife of woman early this Tuesday in Astorga (León) in a new case of violence macho, as reported by Sub-delegation of Government in León. The alleged homicidal, a retired national policeman of 69 years and with initials A.A.A., has been arrested by agents of National Police and Local police, who have intervened weapon. They had two children in common and were in separation proceedings. According to sources of research re was no restraining order.

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The detainee is located in police departments of Astorga while wounded neighbor, who mediated discussion and tried to help woman, is admitted to health care complex of León, although his wounds are not serious. He's been shot in shoulder. According to sources of research, victim and neighbor were in a relationship. Victim and alleged murderer shared marital domicile but y no longer lived in common, as y have pointed out to various sources.

The 112 has received a call at 2.49 in which it warned of an assault with gunfire in a house in street Santa Colomba and has warned of incident to Local police of Astorga, National police force and health emergencies.

A medical team has moved to scene with a mobile UVI and a basic life support ambulance. Once in place, toilets have confirmed death of woman and have attended to man, of 60 years, also with wounds by firearm, that has been evacuated in UVI Mobile.

A new case of violenciamachista urges us all to act. We must articulate answers, judicial, police, social, educational, forceful and effective to end se crimes. All my affection and support to family and friends of murdered woman in Astorga.

— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) 24 July 2018

The town Council of Astorga has held a concentration at 12.00 in Plenary Hall of municipality. The mayor, Arsenio Garcia, has decreed two days of mourning until 12.00 next Thursday.

The President of government, Pedro Sanchez, has urged "all" to act. "A new case of macho violence urges us all to act. We must articulate answers — judicial, police, social, educational — forceful and effective in ending se crimes, "Sánchez says in a Twitter message. In addition, head of government transmits his "affection and support" to family and friends of woman.

The Minister of family and equality of opportunities of Castilla y León, Alicia Garcia, for her part, has condemned crime and has shown his rejection "frontal and resounding" to this case of violence macho "and to many ors that have already occurred in Spain".

So far this year, 23 murders have been recorded in Spain for sexist violence, according to last update of balance of Ministry of Equality, and are 947 women deceased since 2003. If confirmed, it would be victim number 24. Male violence has also led to three minors and 15 children have been orphaned.

Since beginning of statistics, on January 1, 2003, a total of 948 women have been killed by ir partners or uncoupled and, only in July, this figure amounts to seven, which makes this month most tragic of this year. The number of care for victims of gender-based violence is 016. It does not leave an imprint on phone bill, although it is necessary to delete it from call log.

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