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Massacre in Guanajuato; command kills five in Salamanca “Bar Raymond”
A massacre was recorded early Thursday in the municipality of Salamanca, Guanajuato, after an armed command broke into a bar located in the Zona Centro, and killed five people. Among the victims it is presumed that there is a dead employee, but so far the identities have not been revealed and the motive for multi-homicide is unknown.
According to the police report, around 01:30 am hours, the elements of the public security secretariat received an alert call informing them of an armed attack against several people inside a bar with a business name “Raymond” , located on Colón Street, between Juárez and Miguel Hidalgo.
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At the site, elements of the Municipal Police and paramedics arrived, who were responsible for assessing the victims but nothing could be done for them since they had no signs of life, so they gave way to the State Attorney General’s Office to take care of the corresponding proceedings.
Witness statements reported that several armed men arrived at the bar and began firing at the façade and the people inside; then took off rapidly in an unknown direction. The hitmen fired at least 40 times.
With the place protected by elements of the Mexican Army, Federal Police, as well as the Single Command, the experts carried out the investigations and then the bodies of the five men were transferred to the facilities of the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) where the necropsy of the law will be carried out.
Office of the Prosecutor initiated the investigation folder to investigate the case and find those responsible for the incident, who remain fugitives from justice.
Additionally in Penamos, Guanajuato:
Four people lost their lives and two more were injured by gunshot wounds, after an armed command broke into a car lot and detonated their firearms in Penamos Guanajuato.
Two others were injured. The events were recorded at approximately 5:15 p.m., in the establishment located on the Pénjamo-Pénjamo Station road, a few meters from the Constituent Roundabout.
It was said that a group of armed subjects arrived at the scene and without words, repeatedly shot at their victims, who lost their lives immediately at the scene of the attack.
The bodies of three men were lying on the ground, while the fourth victim died while in a green Ranger truck, and two others were injured.
After the armed attack was alerted to the police, security elements came to take note of what happened and requested the support of emergency personnel, a few minutes later paramedics arrived; who after assessing the men determined that four men had already lost their lives and the two more were injured were transported to the Regional Hospital of Pénjamo, without reports on their health status released as of yet.
Identities of neither the victims nor the assassins are known, nor motive for the attack.
Bar Attacks in Guanajuato from Source
From January to date, 12 bars have been attacked by armed groups in various municipalities of the state of Guanajuato, with a balance of 29 people deprived of life , most of them located in municipalities of the Industrial Corridor, especially in Irapuato and areas State tourism.
On March 9, 2019, a massacre was recorded at the “La Playa” bar in Salamanca, with a balance of 16 dead, which the state prosecutor attributed to the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel , commanded by José Antonio Yépez “El Marro” .
Shooting violence in bars has occurred in ”La Monja”, located in the Central Zone of San Miguel de Allende.
In Irapuato at the ”Cocos” bar, located in front of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office; in the bar ”Canarios”, which is located in Las Reynas neighborhood; plus ”La Mentirosa” bar, ”Mustaches” bar and ”The Unicorn” bar.
In April, a woman died at the ”Amazonas” bar in Apaseo el Alto and a month later four men were killed at the ”La Rana” bar in the Central Area of Acámbaro.
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