Comandos de Salvamento first responders attended to 58yo Rolando Pereira who is a strong advocate for those that sell commercial items on the streets, after he had been shot 11 times on Castillo street between 18th and 20th ave North.
Pereira was secured and immediately transported by Comandos to Rosales Hospital.
This last Sunday April 10th, 14 year old volunteer Erick Beltrán was murdered while on shift at the Quetzaltepeque base of Comandos de Salvamento. Below is a formal response from the CDS Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors and Executive Management of Comandos de Salvamento significantly mourns death of young 14yo volunteer Erick Beltran due to an incident that occurred on Sunday April 10, within the premises of the CDS Quezaltepeque Delegation.
The murder is an attack on the neutral voluntary work of the Comandos de Salvamento whose mission is “to rescue the lives of people, when in danger from causes of nature or of man ”
CDS leadership calls for groups involved with violent activities to respect the humanitarian work of Comandos de Salvamento and other EMS agencies.
CDS work under the principle of being a neutral impartial and independent institution. We have a great commitment to the Salvadoran people suffering from the effects of violence, and we continue working to bring relief to those in need.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family of first responder Erick Beltrán and we join in solidarity with the local branch of Quezaltepeque which has more than 20 years serving the community of northern San Salvador.
CDS first responders were immediately dispatched to a shooting in the Tiendona market in eastern San Salvador to attend to 46yo security guard Orlando Cruz. The patient presented with 6 bullet wounds in the chest and 1 in his right thigh. One bullet grazed his face. He was immediately transported to the social security hospital.