El Salvador: Sisters killed, 2-month-old girl missing

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) " Police in El Salvador say two sisters aged 21 and 7 have been slain and a 2-month-old girl is missing and believed to have been kidnapped by the killers.

National police Commissioner Howard Cotto says the victims' bodies were found in a rural area outside San Salvador. They disappeared after being seen helping their mother at a market in the capital on Thursday. Both were shot once in the head.

The 21-year-old was the mother of the missing infant, and an imprisoned gang member is believed to be the father. Cotto says she had broken up with him and begun a new relationship.

Cotto said Friday that the gangster had apparently threatened her life. At least two suspects in the killings may belong to the same gang.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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