November 9, 2013 / 6:20 PM / 5 years ago

Gunman kills eight in bar in Cali, Colombia

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire in a bar on Friday night in the Colombian city of Cali, killing eight people and wounding five in what police said appeared to have been a settling of scores between rival criminal gangs.

Cali police commander Colonel Hoover Pinilla said those targeted were members of a criminal gang in Colombia’s third largest city who had clashed with a rival group several weeks ago. An employee of the local prosecution service who was in the bar at the time was also killed, police said.

A 20-year-old man carrying a pistol was arrested fleeing the scene, police said on Saturday.

Reporting by Nelson Bocanegra; Writing by Peter Murphy; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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