Gunshots In Guatemala

Police have arrested a singer who fired a gun during a concert in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, Nov. 14.

Diego Lopez of the band Santa Cecilia was angered when promoters asked his band to get off the stage that evening, police said.

Lopez and Co. had expected to open for Mexican act El Trono de Mexico, but promoters reportedly asked Santa Cecilia to step aside before they had a chance to play.

Police spokesman Sergio Garcia said Lopez fired eight shots in the air, causing panic among the audience, but no one was hurt. El Trono de Mexico continued with its set.

Guatemalan law reportedly specifies that concerts by foreign artists must feature Guatemalan bands as opening acts.