The aftermath at the Mountview private school in Escazu
Q COSTA RICA – It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two vehicles approach the school, a typical morning school drop-off.
As the lead vehicle, a Toyota Lexus, driven by Elias Akl, 44, a Lebanese national, approaches the gate, the two men pulled out weapons and began shooting at the vehicles.
The foreigner is hit, crashes through the gate, loses control and slams into a wall and the vehicle catches fire. He dies at the scene. His young daughter is unhurt.
In the process, a 6 year old boy hit by a stray bullet and run over by the out of control vehicle and is seriously hurt. The