The authorities on Saturday were investigating the murder of seven young people near Gatun Lake about 80 km north of Panama City. The bodies of the victims, four women and three men ranging in age from 17 to 22 years old were found on Saturday, July 18. Some people in the group managed to escape the attack and are assisting authorities with the investigation. Some casualties had injuries consistent with gunshot wounds, but the cause of death has yet to be determined. The motive for the attack is also under investigation.