Crime / Weekend News

Murder in Punta Gorda

By Marion V. Ali

Punta Gorda police are looking for a suspect following the shooting murder of a woman at a bar in Indianville early Sunday morning.

According to Officer Commanding the PG Police Formation, Superintendent Simeon Alvarez, they discovered Janice Vargas, 19, of Far West Street, PG, lying face up in the corridor of the establishment. She had a gunshot wound to her right shoulder and was unconscious. Vargas reportedly died around 4:15 a.m. while on the way to the Southern Regional Hospital.

While police do not yet know what the motive of the killing was, they have ruled out robbery.

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