Three people died and one was injured in a drive-by-shooting at a
billiards hall in Valledupar in the north-eastern department of Cesar.
Among those murdered were a demobilized paramilitary and a Drummond Company contractor.
Wilman Rafael Torres, the demobilized paramilitary, Héctor Rafael Pedroza, the Drummond contractor, and Luis
Milciades Torres Pacheco were gunned down by hit men on motorbikes while drinking beer at a Valledupar billiards hall. Taxi driver Héctor Enrique
Zuleta was injured.
Alabama-based coal company Drummond is being sued by relatives of dozens of slain Colombians. Relatives accused the multi-national of paying millions of dollars to paramilitaries to allegedly assassinate top union leaders and carry out a reign of terror to
protect the company’s coal mine and railroad in Colombia.
The identities of the hit men are unknown.
Cesar Police Chief Ramiro
Orlando Tobo will give a press conference Monday in relation to a similar incident in which two people were murdered last weekend.