Shooting at Panama university leaves one dead, another injured

By Thomson Reuters Jun 7, 2024 | 3:01 PM

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – A shooter opened fire on Friday at a rural branch of the University of Panama (UP), killing a young man and injuring another person, according to police and university sources.

The shooting took place at the UP’s Veraguas regional college, about 155 miles (250 km) west of the capital, where a group of agronomy students had gathered.

An investigation has been launched, according to a police source, who said no arrests have been made.

Shootings at Panama’s schools or universities are very rare.

Earlier on Friday, UP President Eduardo Flores confirmed that an unknown assailant had opened fire on “a group of students.”

(Reporting by Elida Moreno; Editing by Leslie Adler)