2009 Sabana Seca massacre

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The 2009 Sabana Seca massacre, also referred to as La Masacre de La Tómbola, was an incident that occurred on October 17, 2009, in Puerto Rico related to drug trafficking. Eight people were killed in a bar by gunmen in a car who shot randomly in the Sabana Seca area of Toa Baja, 15 miles from San Juan. Twenty people, related to two different bands between drug dealers, were wounded in the shooting.[1] The two gunmen, Alexis Candelario-Santana, 42, and David Oquendo-Rivas, were convicted by a federal jury on March 8, 2013, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.[2]


  1. ^ Gerardo E. Alvarado León and Marga Parés (October 18, 2009). "Masacre en Sabana Seca". El Nuevo Día. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ Puerto Rico Man Sentenced to Life in Prison in 2009 Mass Shooting. U.S. Department of Justice. San Juan Office. Office of Public Affairs. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 28 August 2013.