Incident: Priest Ricardo Cortéz assassinated

General Information
Title: Priest Ricardo Cortéz assassinated
Country: El Salvador
State/Province: San Salvador
City: San Salvador
Other Address:
Date of Incident: 2020-08-07
Security Level: Public
The priest Cortez was intercepted and shot to death while on his way to the city of Santiago de María, in the department of Usulután. He was rector of the San Óscar Arnulfo Romero seminary and parish priest of the town of San Francisco Chinamequita.
Nature of Incidents
Killings: 1
(Attempts) to destroy, vandalize or desecrate places of worship or religious buildings: 0
Closed places of worship or religious buildings: 0
Arrests/detentions: 0
Sentences: 0
Abductions: 0
Sexual assaults/harassment: 0
Forced marriages: 0
Other forms of attack (physical or mental abuse) 0
Attacked houses/property of faith adherents: 0
Attacked shops, businesses or institutions of faith adherents: 0
Forced to leave home: 0
Forced to leave country: 0
Non-physical violence : 0
Responsible Actor Category
Responsible Actor Name: Criminal groups
Responsible actor category: Organized crime
Religion of Victim(s)
Religion of victim(s): Christian (Catholic)
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Name: El Salvador: the rector of the Romero seminary is assassinated