Although fear persists, normality has returned to the Vietnam neighborhood of San Felipe, in Villa Mella, after the shooting in which three people lost their lives and another five were injured while enjoying themselves in the Nuevo Mundo colmadón.
From early hours, residents walked through the place and businesses reopened their doors as usual.
Residents affirm that although police He keeps patrolling permanently, he feels fear due to the audios and videos that circulate on social networks, where allegedly gang members threaten reprisals in revenge for those who died.
Mr. Leopodo Ferrán narrates that the police officers are doing their job by regaining control of the neighborhood, however they live in shock because they understand that another shooting could occur at any moment.
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“It is not possible for a group of criminals to keep an entire community in anxiety and for us to be living in uncertainty due to the threats that they have circulated,” he specified.
“We have to recognize that since the events that left three dead occurred, the presence of police officers was activated and we are in relative calm at this time,” he said.
Others, like Mr. Lorenzo Del Carmen, assure that they no longer feel any kind of fear due to the constant patrolling in the area that keeps criminals at bay.
On La Gloria street, in the Vietnam neighborhood of San Felipe, in Villa Mella, North Santo Domingo, the Nuevo Mundo colmadón remains temporarily closed by the authorities as a result of the fatal shooting.
The Minister of the Interior and Police announced that the Santo Domingo Norte municipality will be intervened with the My Safe Country plan in the coming days, although some security measures have already begun to be implemented, such as patrolling by various state agencies and the hours have been reduced. for the sale of alcoholic beverages, until 12:00 midnight throughout the municipality.
During the weekend units of the Police and the National Directorate for Drug Control remained active making rounds through different neighborhoods.
The Ministry of the Interior and Police ordered that in North Santo Domingo only alcoholic beverages be sold until 12:00 midnight, a measure that is supported by the community but is rejected by the merchants, who explain that it affects them because sales are reduced. . At night the presence of people in public spaces is limited.