A meeting between eight people turned into a bloody massacre in I pass the Alto, Guanajuato, in the center of Mexico. Armed men that circulated on the Querétaro-Celaya highway, six men and two women were attacked on public roads, Monday afternoon.
The victims were talking at the Reposol gas station, located on the Federal highway. All eight people died from the bullets.
“This afternoon, in the Ávila Camacho neighborhood of Apaseo el Alto, eight people were reported killed by firearms. On behalf of the Guanajuato government, I established contact with the mayor, Carmen Ortiz, to provide corresponding support, as well as collaboration with the National Guard, ”reported the Secretary of State, Luis Ernesto Ayala Torres, on Twitter.
In a recording after the attack, the stacked bodies of bloodied people are seen in the street, next to a patrol. The shooting caused panic among inhabitants of the region.
Witnesses revealed that minutes before people were talking and drinking alcoholic beverages, when at least two vans arrived with hooded and heavily armed men.
The violence It has increased sharply in Guanajuato, a conservative entity that has great economic and tourist activity. At the close of 2019 They registered 2,275 intentional homicides in the state, according to official figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Security System. The main problems in Guanajuato have been the fuel smuggling, extortion and kidnapping.
Elements of the security forces have mounted an operation in search of the attackers of this latest criminal episode. So far the causes of this attack are unknown, which adds to the attacks against civilians in Guanajuato.
Guanajuato besieged by violence
Your neighbor status of Jalisco and Michoacán has facilitated the entry of criminal organizations. The Federal Prosecutor's Office has indicated to Jalisco New Generation Cartel as the biggest threat in Guanajuato.
Said cartel led by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, "El Mencho, maintains a battle with him Cartel of Santa Rosa de Lima, who does not agree with anyone the price of anything.
Those of Santa Rosa de Lima take the name of a town in Guanajuato. Hence it's supposedly their leader, José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, “El Marro”.
The most wanted criminal in the state designed a whole town in Santa Rosa de Lima to commit his crimes, spread terror in the region, live surrounded by luxury with his family and flee from the Mexican police.
The community, located in the municipality of Villagrán, became its property, not only because of the network of properties it created to operate and survive, but because of the loyalty of the entire town.
León, Celaya, Salamanca, Irapuato and Péngamos are the municipalities that accumulate the most murders.
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