Another violent incident occurred at 5:00 PM in the Leonidas Proaño parish, where two more young people lost their lives in front of a pharmacy.
At approximately 11:00 PM, another crime occurred, resulting in one person's death in the Santa Lucia neighborhood of the Eloy Alfaro parish.
The other two deaths reported as a result of the violence were recorded in the Sucre and Rocafuerte cantons.
During the administration of President Guillermo Lasso, the confrontation between criminal gangs and prison massacres have increased, leaving over 400 prisoners murdered.
Violence has also moved to the streets with murders and attacks that have caused Ecuador to go from 5.8 to 25.32 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. According to experts, that rate could even reach 40 by the end of 2023.
#Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso,at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, remembers Fernando Villavicencio during his speech at the UN. pic.twitter.com/MMM7jV52Go