Gunmen opened fire in a town hall and a home in a small town in southern Mexico, according to local media citing the Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office, killing 18 people including the mayor.
An armed team driving two SUVs and wearing ski masks killed Conrado Mendoza, the mayor of San Miguel Totolapan, and his father Juan Mendoza, the previous mayor. According to Reforma newspaper, the majority of the ten victims who were named by authorities were local government officials.
The state’s attorney general’s office was requested by governor Evelyn Salgado Pineda, a member of the Morena party, to conduct a prompt investigation into the incident by Guerrero. “The malicious assault on the municipal president and local government representatives won’t go unpunished,” On Twitter, Salgado Pineda stated.
The terrible incident comes amid a wave of gang violence in August in which Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel thugs destroyed 25 Oxxo convenience stores in central Mexico following earlier arrests and cartel thugs set cars on fire in Colima state following the arrest of their commander.
In the same state as San Miguel Totolapan is Acapulco, a well-known tourist resort in Mexico. The Attorney General’s Office in Guerrero did not immediately respond to requests for comment made by Bloomberg News by phone and email.
Agents from the Defense Ministry, along with state and local police, transported the injured to close-by hospitals, according to a statement from Guerrero’s Public Safety Department.
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According to local media sources, adjacent municipalities saw blockades with burning buses and other cars after the incident. The use of this strategy is frequently linked to organized crime in Mexico. In a video posted on social media, the criminal organization “Los Tequileros” later claimed accountability for the assault.
The PRD, Conrado Mendoza’s political party, declared the mayor dead in a statement. The gathering shouted against the attack and begged for justice. The PRD, Conrado Mendoza’s political party, declared the mayor dead in a statement. The gathering shouted against the attack Firefight in Southern Mexico and begged for justice.
In recent weeks, Mexico has seen three instances of this nature. On September 21, a group of shooters killed 10 individuals in a Guanajuato bar. A week later, five other police officers and the police chief of Calera, Zacatecas, were also murdered in an identical manner.