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

A woman of 63 years has died and a neighbor of hers has been injured by being shot allegedly by woman's wife early this Tuesday in Astorga (León) in a new case of violence macho, as reported by Government sub-delegation in León. The alleged murderer, a retired national policeman of 69 years, has been detained by agents of National Police and Local police, who have intervened weapon.

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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.

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.

So far this year, 23 murders have been recorded in Spain for male violence, according to latest update of Ministry of Health, Consumer and Social welfare balance, and 947 women have died 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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