Tragic Moment: A 6-Year-Old Boy Comforts His Sister After Their Parents Are Murdered
Carlos Daniel Gonzalez then drapes his arm across his sister Izabel in an attempt to console her. Their mother and father were shot dead in the town of Las Escobas in Guatemala by merciless killers, and the duo only survived by hiding from the assassins.
Seven members of the Gonzalez family were murdered, and this included an eight-month-old baby and an eight-year-old boy, each of whom were apparently murdered over a dispute between land rights.
Carlos and Isabel then told local authorities about the ordeal at the crime scene and explained how the atrocity had taken place. Guatemala is one of the most dangerous countires in the world despite its small size and diminutive population of around 14 million.
According to figures, more than 96 percent of all crimes go unpunished and corruption is rife across all forms of government and in the police department.
Violent gangs parade the country and commit despicable acts of violents on the poorest regions, which have seen around 20,000 deaths over the last three years.
Drug traffickers also easily take control of surrounding areas due to the lack of jobs and income for most people. This case will more than likely remain unpunished, but the striking image of these two siblings on their own and looking to comfort one another will surely trigger a response from the watching world. The unknown gunmen still remain at large.