Guanajuato: State Police armed attack and kill six gunmen in Celaya, seize weapons, equipment, vehicles

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 Steve C Borderland Beat  Source    Source

Celaya, Gto.- While responding to
a report of shots fired in the Juan Martín community of this municipality,
elements of the State Public Security Forces (FSPE) repelled an attack by a
group of armed civilians, killing six of them, also securing weapons, tactical
equipment and vehicles.

The aggression with firearms
against FSPE personnel was recorded on the road that leads from the Rincón de
Tamayo communities to San Isidro, south of this municipality, when the elements
of the Operational Tactical Group (GTO) of the FSPE, deployed a patrol to
search for the armed subjects who had made detonations shortly before in the
Juan Martín community, fleeing immediately.

As the state units circulated on
said road between Rincón de Tamayo and San Isidro , they saw two pickup trucks,
a white Volkswagen brand SUV and a Nissan pickup truck, with a group of armed
civilians, who, for no apparent reason, began to shoot at the members of the
State Public Security Forces , damaging one of the patrols.

The FSPE officers repelled the
attack and four of the alleged aggressors were killed in the same place.
Meanwhile, two more individuals escaped, still firing against state elements,
thus initiating a pursuit while they were called by loudspeaker to lay down
their weapons; however, they continued firing and when the aggression was
repelled, they were killed.

After the ceasefire, the State
Public Security Forces seized the following:

Insured weapons:

• 6 long firearms caliber .223

• More than two hundred useful
cartridges.

Insured tactical equipment:

• 6 ballistic vests.

• 2 ballistic helmets in black.

• 1 ram tube.

• 1 card alluding to a criminal
group.

Seized cars:

• A Volkswagen brand car, Tiguan
version, 2013 model, white, Suv type, with Guanajuato license plates, with a
theft report on October 12.

• A Nissan Titan brand car, pick
up type model 2004, gray color, with Guanajuato license plates, with a report
of theft on August 31.

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