In less than three days after Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández declared that guns are prohibited in Roatan and the Bay Islands, a young man was gunned down early on Sunday morning.
Teledifusora Insular reports that Henry Alexander Almendarez Orellana was shot by two men in the early morning hours of July 13th.
The crime reportedly took place where the young man lived in Barrio La Punta of Coxen Hole.
The online source says that police are trying to figure out the identity and whereabouts of the perpetrators of this killing. The murder occurs just when the Government of Juan Orlando Hernández has declared a general disarmament of Roatan to safeguard this main tourist destination.
Last Friday we reported what we predicted would be a futile policy, Roatan: Gun Free Zones.
President Hernández blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration to the United States, according to an interview published today in a Mexican newspaper.
The U.S. State Department updated Honduras travel warning in June mentioned Coxen Hole as a place to avoid after dark.
Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world.
Murders against local residents in Roatan, like this or this, are rarely solved.