Two teenagers and one adult were killed in an armed attack in a town in El Salvador, police said Sunday.

The triple murder occurred Saturday night in the Santa Lucia neighborhood in the town of Zacatecoluca, in central La Paz province, a police spokesman told Efe.

"Two minors, 13 and 15 years of age, and an adult, age 20," were killed, the source said, without further identifying the victims.

For the moment, "the motive for the crime is not known," but security authorities are investigating the matter, he said.

Meanwhile, the police spokesman said that police officer Rene Benjamin Garcia Reyes, who belonged to the Lourdes Colon police department in central La Libertad province, was killed in another shootout on Saturday morning.

"Nobody has been arrested" in the two incidents, the source said. EFE