At least 14 people, including six evangelicals who died in a massacre, were murdered in separate incidents in El Salvador, the Attorney General's Office and press reports said Sunday.
"Prosecutors from across the country reported 14 homicides" on Saturday, the AG's office said in a Twitter post.
The figure is almost double the 2013 homicide rate of 6.82 per day in this Central American country.
The six evangelicals were massacred on Saturday night in El Nispero, a district in the city of Tacuba.
The city is in the western province of Ahuachapan, which borders Guatemala.
The group was leaving a church when unidentified individuals opened fire on them, killing five men and a minor, media reports said.
Three "members of the Pandilla 18" street gang were murdered Saturday night in El Cobanal, a village in the central province of La Paz, the AG's office said.
The gang members "died from gunshots to the head with a 12-gauge shotgun," the AG's office said.
Four murders were reported in cities in the western province of Sonsonate and one in San Salvador, the AG's office said.
El Salvador's largest street gangs declared a truce in March 2012, with the criminal organizations agreeing to not attack each other.
The Central American country's homicide rate has dropped about 52 percent since the truce took effect, the government says.
At least 2,492 people were murdered in El Salvador in 2013, or 102 fewer than in 2012, when 2,594 homicides were registered, the coroner's office said in a report released on Friday. EFE