A police officer and his brother, a judicial official, were murdered along with their wives in western El Salvador, a police official said.Edwin Edgardo Portillo, a 36-year-old police officer, and his wife, Norma Irene Sanchez de Portillo, were killed by at least three armed men wearing 'dark clothing, with the appearance of police uniforms', at their residence, said National Civilian Police or PNC deputy director of investigations Howard Cotto.
The gunmen pulled William Alfredo Portillo, the officer's brother, and his wife, Ana Erlinda Rodriguez, out of church and killed them.
William Alfredo Portillo was the secretary of a court in Santa Ana, said Cotto.
The killings occurred Friday night in a neighbourhood in Candelaria de la Frontera, a city in the western province of Santa Ana, near the border with Guatemala.
William Alfredo Portillo and his wife were shot dead, while the police officer and his wife were stabbed to death, Cotto said.
No arrests have been made in connection with the killings.