Mexico: 9 die in bar shooting; police suspect gang war
Local authorities confirmed that a shooting incident inside a bar in central Mexico's Guanajuato state on Thursday left at least nine people dead and two others wounded. Guanajuato, known for its colonial architecture and silver mining history, has recently been suffering from cartel violence. The Mexican state, an industrial hub, is ravaged by turf wars between cartel gangs in the past few years.
Armed men open fire inside Apaseo el Alto bar
As per Reuters reports, a group of armed individuals arrived at a bar in Apaseo el Alto city on Wednesday (local time) at approximately 9 pm and started open firing on the people inside. The authorities said in a statement that four women and five men lost their lives in the shooting. Two other women suffered severe injuries but are currently in stable condition.
Grim scenes from shooting site
#ÚltimaHora 🚨— Adela Micha (@Adela_Micha) November 10, 2022
Ataque en bar de Apaseo el Alto, #Guanajuato, cobra la vida de al menos seis personas y deja lesionadas a otras cuatro.
Autoridades se desplazan a la zona y los heridos son trasladados a diversos hospitales.
(Información en proceso) pic.twitter.com/Uv69cxFpcN
Guanajuato's bloody October
Last month, as many as twelve people had died in a similar bar shooting incident in central Mexico, authorities had confirmed. The police believed that the October 16 attack in Guanajuato happened when an armed group of individuals entered the bar in Irapuato city at approximately 8 pm and started shooting at the customers and staff.
More visuals from the site
BREAKING: #BNNMexico Reports— Gurbaksh Singh Chahal (@gchahal) October 16, 2022
Six women and six men were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire in a bar in #Irapuato, a city in the center of Mexico, on Saturday night.
It was the state of Guanajuato's second mass shooting in less than a month. pic.twitter.com/aj4T2eKDU9
Past shooting incident in Guanajuato
In September, ten people lost their lives in another gang-related opening shoot-out incident in a bar in central Mexico. A police official from the town told Reuters that it seemed like a "direct attack" due to the growing rivalries between rival drug cartels in the area. All ten victims of this shooting incident were male, the local police had confirmed.
Multiple gunshots heard inside bar
🚨#BREAKING: Mass shooting at a bar with multiple people dead— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) September 22, 2022
📌#Guanajuato | #Mexico
A Mass shooting took place inside Bar in Tarimoro, Guanajuato, Mexico where Mexican authorities are reporting At least 10 people are reportedly dead. As video shows gun men firing inside pic.twitter.com/tYNGZom8mv