More information is available on the assassination of three Salvadoran members of the Central American parliament while they traveled in Guatemala. All three were members of El Salvador's ruling ARENA party, including Eduardo D'Aubuisson, one of the sons of Roberto D'Aubuisson, the party's founder.
1. At least two of the victims were killed with a single shot to the head, execution style. The car they were traveling in was riddled with bullet holes and completely destroyed by fire. The car was found on a remote back road, away from the main highway. More details can be found in this AP report
2. Statements from the Presidents of Guatemala and El Salvador pointed to potential dark motives:
It wasn't coincidental," the Guatemalan president, Óscar Berger, told reporters. "We have various theories, and we aren't ruling out the possibility that it was a political crime." The Salvadoran president, Tony Saca, decried the killing at a cemetery ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the death of Roberto D'Aubuisson, who founded Arena.
"They burned their bodies several times," Saca said. "They killed them; they riddled their bodies with bullets. They made them suffer in a cowardly manner. This was directed by someone who wants to send a message, and if the message is to scare Salvadorans who love liberty, then that person is wrong." (quoted in International Herald Tribune).
3. El Salvador's legislature declared three days of national mourning for the victims.
4. The FMLN quickly denounced the assassinations and demanded that Guatemalan authorities mount a thorough investigation to bring the killers to justice.