Six people have been killed after police released pepper gas into a locked bar in south Bogota, local media reported Sunday.
The tragedy occurred in a bar in the San Jose neighborhood, where police were called to the scene at approximately 5AM on Sunday.
According to Radio Caracol, officers had information regarding a brawl involving numerous people inside the premises.
Upon arrival and in an attempt to control the situation, police released pepper gas into the building, “sparking chaos in the premises” according to Caracol. The doors of the building were locked however, meaning that individuals could not escape.
Preliminary reports indicate that six people died and others were injured.