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The assailants arrived at the scene asking for one person, but when the attendees did not want to deliver him they fired at the party goers; Among the victims there was a baby.
By: Isabel Zamudio
At least thirteen people died after an armed attack against those who were in a palapa party hall in Minatitlan, Veracruz last night.
The party was held in the La Potra Palapa , on Primero de Mayo street, in the Obrera neighborhood, in the municipality of Minatitlán, where armed individuals arrived.
When the armed commando who arrived at the scene asked for a person known as “El Beky” , they opened fire on the people present which caused the death of seven men, five women and one baby.
In a statement, the Public Security Secretariat reported that “El Beky” is designated as the owner of a bar located in the municipality of Minatitlán .
According to the Veracruz Public Security Secretary , federal and state forces have deployed a search and capture operation for those responsible.
“Federal and State Forces have deployed a strong search and capture operation for those responsible for the events that occurred in Minatitlán, and we requested the collaboration of the Attorney General of Veracruz in order to carry out the corresponding investigation process.”
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For his part, the governor of Veracruz reported that he had an emergency meeting “to address the regrettable and condemnable events in the south.”
After the massacre, relatives of the victims came to the place demanding to see their loved ones and claiming that insecurity that exists in the state.
Herbert Reyes Martínez , one of the fatalities, made a live transmission on Facebook about the celebration that took place in the palapa, hours before the attack in which seven men, five women and a baby died .
In the video appears Herbert and behind him is a singer, who performs tropical songs such as Perfume Gardenias and Lights of New York , while in a previous publication detailed that the party was in honor of his sister-in-law and shared photos of three women dressed with typical costumes .
Traditional Isthmus of Teuhantepec Costumes used especially at Semana Santa Celebrations
List of deceased: According to the government of Veracruz, the people who died are the following:
List of deceased: According to the government of Veracruz, the people who died are the following: 1.- Alfredo Meugniot 2. Felicitas Cabrera Gil 3. Juan René López Velázquez 4. Hebert Reyes Martínez 5. Ana María Santos Hernández 6. Raúl Palacios Vasconcelos 7. Leobardo Salinas Jiménez 8. Julio César Vázquez López 9. Santiago (1 year) 10. César Hernández Barrera 11. Julio César González Reyna 12. Patricia Cabrera Ramos 13. Irma Barrera Álvarez
The survivors dressed several of them with typical costumes of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec , said that everything happened very quickly.