GRAPHIC: U.S. National Reportedly Arrested in Shooting of Two Panamanian Protestors, Chame Panama

At approximately 1516 EST, initial reports from Chame, Panama revealed that two teachers participating in a protest on a roadway were shot by a single male assailant. After a brief verbal exchange, the shooter raises his pistol and fired at a group of protestors, fatally striking two. He was promptly arrested, reportedly without struggle. Panama En Directo first claimed the assailant was an American citizen.

Photos of the shooter and his ID were posted to social media by Panamanian National Police officers, revealing he had a Panamanian identification card. However, social media users also posted photos of his Facebook profile which claims he is an attorney which attended Florida State University.

The U.S. government or Panamanian government has not confirmed the citizenship of the shooter. However, President Cortizo did offer his condolences to those killed:

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