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7 killed in gunfight at CRS in Puente Grande:
Dispute for control of the sentenced prisoner leaves 7 dead, 9 wounded; home explosive is secured.
Jalisco: Seven dead leave the violent afternoon in Puente Grande. Inmates were armed: Prosecutor’s Office; The Attorney General of the State of Jalisco confirmed the death of seven inmates inside the Puente Grande Preventive Prison in Jalisco .
According to reports, seven people were killed , three by firearms and four by beatings,
At the same time, the authorities seized three firearms, one of 3.80 caliber, another of 3.7 millimeters and a homemade explosive device.
The Prosecutor’s Office indicated that two more people would present injuries by firearm; while six would be medically attended for presenting injuries by blows.
In a press conference, the Secretary of Security of Jalisco, Juan Bosco Agustín Pacheco, explained that the fight took place at noon on Friday, during a soccer match.
“We briefly appeared at the detention center and found that everything was already calm, there was a negative result in terms of the number of injured.”
While the director of the detention center, Juan Antonio Pérez Juárez, denied that there was a riot at the site, nor a quarrel; “One we had a broken glass inside the sentenced area.”
He added that they detained five inmates accused of starting the fight.
“The important thing for the relatives of the inmates is that they know that the authorities are already present and that the available information will be provided at all times for their peace of mind,” said the head of the detention centers.
On the other hand, the Jalisco State Human Rights Commission (CEDHJ) reported that after the events that occurred, communication was established with the prison authorities to carry out the investigation.
A fight inside the Sentencing Police Station (CRS) of the Puente Grande prison complex left seven people deprived of their liberty dead and nine injured. The balance was confirmed at a virtual press conference by the Jalisco State Government.
While the general director of Social Reintegration, José Antonio Pérez Juárez, only used the microphone to justify the omissions of the prison authorities, the Jalisco prosecutor, Gerardo Octavio Solís Gómez, announced the seriousness of the event.
Of the seven deceased inmates, three of them presented firearm impacts and the remaining four various blows. Of the nine wounded, two were shot and the others had contusions on the body.
Apparently, the confrontation occurred while a sporting event was taking place.
Although the causes of the assault are not revealed, it emerged that several inmates went to one of the bedrooms located near the baseball field, where they fought with the prisoner in charge of the module and his followers activated firearms against the attackers.
The state authorities indicated that five of the alleged participants in the crimes were secured and made available to the Public Ministry for the corresponding investigations to be carried out. A homemade explosive device was even located.
Regarding the motive for the attack, none of the officials present in the transmission gave information about it. The events occurred at noon on Friday, May 22, when detonations of firearms were reported in what was previously known as the Center for Social Reintegration.
When the authorities came, they noticed a confrontation between two groups of inmates, activated the Maximum Alert and Red Code protocols, closing the prison doors to avoid unjustified entry or exit.
While security forces moved to support the prison authorities, it emerged that the result of the quarrel were two injured people deprived of liberty and an injured custodian.
Hours later, it was announced at the press conference that there were no injured guards and that the participants were only inmates, all of them identified, although it is not known who they are. Unofficially it is said that one of the leaders of self-government could be among the deceased.
It was also said that the two firearms used in the war were secured , one of them being .380 caliber and the other 5.7 caliber of the so-called “police killings.” ( guns issued to police ? )
In the next few hours there could be exhaustive searches inside the CRS in search of more firearms, drugs, cell phones and other prohibited objects.
Relatives of the inmates crowd outside the prison complex awaiting news of their relatives. So far their presence has been peaceful.