19 dead, 5 wounded in violent confrontation

Evidence of last night's gunfire.
Proof of previous night’s gunfire.

All the dead are presumed criminals, considered combating for manage of the plaza

Mexico News Each day | Saturday, July 1, 2017

Nineteen presumed felony gang associates are dead and five law enforcement officers wounded following a violent confrontation previous evening in Mazatlán.

It started soon following eight:00pm when a program municipal law enforcement patrol encountered four vehicles carrying armed gentlemen in Villa Unión, point out protection officials said.

Law enforcement said the gunmen opened hearth then fled. Law enforcement, joined by armed forces personnel, gave chase and a gun struggle ensued eight kilometers later in the local community of Aguaje de Costilla where by the seventeen armed civilians were killed.

None of the law enforcement officers was seriously hurt.

Four autos, twelve AK-47s, two AR-15s and other weapons were seized.

Two other presumed gangsters were killed previously outdoors the Coppel office retail store in José López Portillo, said Mazatlán law enforcement main Joel Ernesto Soto, who believes their killing brought on the night’s gatherings.

He did not price reduction the likelihood that three narco-banners erected Wednesday were linked. “They could be linked, but we never know. The incident started when they assassinated two men and women outdoors Coppel.”

The banners carrying warnings between warring felony teams were place up in Villa Unión, El Roble and El Walamo.

Violence this calendar year in Sinaloa resulted in far more than 760 assassinations as of early June, typically a consequence of inner feuding for manage inside the Sinaloa Cartel that adopted the seize previous calendar year of its previous chief, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

The murder range is the maximum noticed because 2011, according to the state’s Security Secretariat.

Source: Animal Político (sp), Milenio (sp), Ríodoce (sp)

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