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Shooting, blast in Ecuador port city kills 5, damages homes

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QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Gunfire and a subsequent explosion have left at least five people dead, 15 injured and several others missing, as well as damaging homes, in the Ecuadorian port city of Guayaquil. On its Twitter account, Ecuador’s Prosecutor’s Office said its agents were gathering evidence to establish the cause and motive for the attack in Guayaquil’s Cristo del Consuelo neighborhood. Interior Minister Patricio Carrillo tweeted that organized crime in Ecuador is now attacking with explosives. Sunday’s violence “is a declaration of war against the State. Either we unite to face it or the price will be even higher for society,” he wrote.

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