The moment a man carjacked a woman and took her car amid a shooting spree has been caught on camera.
Anyelo Santana, 39, is seen taking the woman’s car at gunpoint, shortly after he had allegedly shot his estranged wife in the Dominican Republic.
He then went on a shooting spree in the eastern city of Higuey on Saturday, killing seven people and wounding eight others before being killed by cops.
Santana, 39, shot estranged wife, Angela Acosta, 28, following an argument inside her home, and then left her for dead.
A resident recorded the moment Santana carjacked a woman at gunpoint before he went on a shooting rampage through the streets of the Higüey neighborhood of 21 de Enero.
Anyelo Santana shot his wife Angela Acosta during an alleged jealous rage that he had and then carjacked two drivers as he went on a shooting spree in the Dominican Republic eastern city of Higüey on Saturday, killing six people and wounding six others before authorities shot him dead during a shootout
A resident in the Higüey neighborhood of 21 de Enero records the moment Anyelo Santana carjacked a woman moments after he had shot his estranged wife, Angela Acosta, at their former home Saturday. The 39-year-old Santana proceeded to shoot 12 people, killing six of them, before he died following a gun battle with cops
Rafael Reynoso, 45, was standing outside his home with a group of people when Santana shot into the crowd and fled, according to digital newspaper Diario Libre.
Reynoso said he knew Santana and had shared a few beers with him Friday night.
‘Once he did that, he chased after other people,’ Reynoso said.
Santana barged into a cellphone store and shot dead Jineiry Cuevas, 21, and her brother, Michael Cuevas, 16, who were at the shop purchasing a phone to gift to their dad on Father’s Day, which fell on Sunday.
Both siblings suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen.
‘The pain is indescribable, there are no words to express what it feels like to lose a child,’ father Cesar Henríquez told Diario Libre.
Jineiry Cuevas (left) and her brother, Michael Cuevas (right) were shopping for a cellphone which they intended to gift to their dad for Father’s Day – which is celebrated on the last Sunday of July in the Dominican Republic – when Anyelo Acosta went inside the store and executed them
Anyelo Santana, who was the father of Angela Acosta’s two children had a history of being reported for domestic violence incidents, the Dominican Republic National Police said
Santana led police on a pursuit after forced two people out of their vehicle and attempted to escape from the cops by hiding inside an auto repair shop. He engaged the police in a gun battle before he was shot and killed.
The other victims killed have been identified as Victoriana Villa, 69; Ezequiel Pérez; Ronny Peguero; and Miguel Pilier.
Among the injured are Darwin Castro, 27; Johhny Arias, 45; Cecilio Reynoso, 57; and a 12-year-old, whose name has not been released.
Newspaper El Nacional reported that authorities had not provided the names of two other people, including a pregnant woman, who were wounded.
All of the wounded victims, except for Santana’s wife, have been treated and discharged from two area hospitals.
Acosta, who underwent surgery to remove the bullets, told the National Police that she and Santana had been separated for a month.
However, Santana, the father of the couple’s two children, continued to show up at their former residence to beat her out of jealousy. Police said he had a history of being reported for domestic violence incidents.
Higuey mayor Rafael Barón Duluc said: ‘It is impossible to fully know what leads a human being to commit such an act’
‘But what we do know is that our hearts go out to each of the wounded men and women in Higüey.
‘Our thoughts go out to all the families who have lost a loved one in this horrible tragedy.’