Tonalá Jalisco: Five killed in grenade attack on farm

Latin America World

 Steve C Borderland Beat Source

Five people, including two
minors, were killed during an attack with grenades and shots this morning on a
farm in the Santa Paula neighborhood, Tonalá municipality, Jalisco .

Shots and explosions began to be
heard around 5:30 in the morning. Residents who came out to see what was
happening and observed at least four people fleeing in several vehicles, while
the farm caught fire.

Authorities and firefighters
arrived at the farm on Calle Privada San Pedro, crossing with Chabacano.

A statement on the morning of
October 9 from the Jalisco State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) reported that
due to the fire they could not confirm if there were people inside, and neither
Civil Protection, nor the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences had been able
to enter.

About three hours later,
emergency services were able to put out the fire and enter the house. On the
farm they found five charred bodies (two of them minors) and two injured people
who were sent to a hospital.

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“We have five people who
died inside the house and because of the condition of the bodies, it is only
possible to determine that they are two minors and three adults” Police of
Tonalá said.

On one side of the place, there
were three unexploded grenades, and a few others in the house, so the area was
evacuated. The Tedax squad of the Jalisco police was in charge of their
handling and removal.

According to local media El
Diario NTR, one of the people killed was the mayor of the San Martín de las
Flores de San Pedro Tlaquepaque ejido, who had problems due to the
dispossession of land. So far this version has not been confirmed and the
Jaliscience Prosecutor’s Office has not given more information.