Violence in San Pedro Sula

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Photographer Jorge Cabrera spent time on patrol with local police in San Pedro Sula as they arrived at the crime scenes of victims of gun violence. See gallery

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Treated for a gunshot wound

A man sits in the emergency room of a local hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound and several cuts with a machete in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. San Pedro Sula, the country's second largest city after Tegucigalpa, has a homicide rate of 169 per 100,000 people and was named the world's most violent city for a second year in a row. Lax laws allow civilians to own up to five personal guns. Arms trafficking has flooded the country with nearly 70% illegal firearms and 83.4% of homicides are by firearms, compared to 60% in the United States.

REUTERS: Jorge Cabrera
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Carried away

Forensic technicians lift the dead body of a woman who was shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle at a crime scene.

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Gun evidence

Confiscated weapons lie on a couch after the arrest of several members of the Mara 18 street gang after a shootout with police and military during an anti-drug operation.

 

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Mara 18 street gang

Suspected members of the Mara 18 street gang sit on a pickup truck after their arrest following a shootout with police and military during an anti-drug operation.

REUTERS: Jorge Cabrera
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Emergency room

Doctors look at an X-ray at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

REUTERS: Jorge Cabrera
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Dead body

The body of a woman who was killed with three gunshots to the head is seen at a crime scene.

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Sleeping at the hospital

Family members of patients sleep in a corridor of the emergency ward of a local hospital.

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Injured by a gunshot

Doctors at the emergency ward of a local hospital tend to a man who suffered a gunshot wound.

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Late night coffin

People carry the coffin of a family member who died a violent death outside a local hospital in San Pedro Sula.

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Police watch

Police officers guard a crime scene near the body of a victim in the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Unknown assailants killed three men and one woman in a working class neighborhood.

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Neighborhood in despair

People stand near the scene where a man's body was found after he was shot and killed by gang members in San Pedro Sula.

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