52 shot dead in 72 hours in the world’s new murder capital

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A 14-year-old boy alone in a dark street, a trader selling potatoes in a bustling midday market, a sister in her shop and her brother asleep in his bed.

They were all shot with a point blank bullet to the head, no questions asked.

The bodies are removed and their blood scrubbed from where they fell, no-one even whispers what they saw or heard… and life goes on in the troubled streets of El Salvador.

The gruesome deaths were only a handful of lives snubbed out during the three days MailOnline spent in the capital San Salvador – officially the world’s fastest-growing murder hotspot.

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