More than 10 dead in different attacks in Guanajuato

Investigations are currently being conducted into the different attacks in Guanajuato that resulted in the deaths of 14 individuals; however, despite there being 10 victims in Irapuato alone, no one has been apprehended.

More than 10 dead in different attacks in Guanajuato
As many as ten people have been killed in a series of attacks in Guanajuato. Image: Agencies

On Tuesday night it took only two hours to deprive ten people of their lives in different attacks in the municipality of Irapuato, Guanajuato, the first of them occurred in the Ernesto Che Guevara neighborhood when a group of armed men broke into a children's party to kill four members of a family; Ismael Ramirez, 18 years old, Francisco Javier, 32 years old, Jorge Humberto, 46 years old and Cristian Diaz, 29 years old, a relative of the victims told what happened:

"A little cake to my daughter who just had her birthday and ends the lives of all of them, what can I do, there were two dead here, the father of my son and my son-in-law, my other son died because the bullet was shot in the skull, and they could not do anything, they put the other one in the operating room and an hour later they come out and say that he just died".

The perpetrators of the attack later went to the soccer field and killed 16-year-old David, who was sitting on one of the games waiting to go in to play and also shot another 30-year-old man who is still unidentified.

Later it was learned that the gunmen ended up in Colonia Apatzingán, entered a house, and shot a woman and a man, then they also executed the person in charge of the store, another man named Juan Carlos who was in the street.

Another attack occurred in Leon

In the municipality of Leon, four people were killed in two armed attacks, one of them occurred inside a house in Colonia La Piscina, where armed subjects opened fire on the owner of the house and two construction workers, and the other attack was in Colonia Lomas de Mirador in the north of the city, where a 38-year-old woman was killed, in both cases the assailants fled.

Shooting in Guanajuato: hired killers executed eight people

During the last hours of this Saturday, August 7, the streets of Irapuato, Guanajuato, were shrouded in terror when several alleged hired killers carried out a massacre, shooting at a home and executing eight people.

The first reports indicated that around 10:00 p.m., the shots were fired on Santa Carolina street, located in the Santa Maria neighborhood. For several minutes, the shots were heard, so the neighbors were alerted and called the emergency number 911 to request help.

Officers and paramedics arrived in the area to assist the seven men and one woman who were injured by gunshot wounds. However, the first aid was useless because none of the victims showed vital signs after a few minutes. According to witnesses, the gunmen drove a vehicle from which they shot at the people outside the house.

Police cordoned off the area to await the arrival of experts and agents of the Deputy District Attorney's Office, region B, to begin the corresponding investigations and the removal of the bodies.

As soon as this information was made public, Libia García, Secretary of Government of Guanajuato took a position on the matter and condemned these actions, while confirming coordinated work to search for and find the alleged perpetrators of the armed attack.

Unofficial sources said that three armed subjects entered the home where a party was being held, asked for a person and, when they did not get an answer, one of them pulled out a gun and pointed it at the attendees. Suddenly, the music stopped and the shooting and shouting began.

After the attack was registered, authorities deployed a search operation in the surrounding area, which attempted to locate a red van and a motorcycle, which was secured, presumably in which the men were traveling. According to preliminary information, some gunshots were heard in the vicinity of División del Norte. While on the Cuarto Cinturón Vial, the truck of the alleged assailants caused an accident during their escape, so they abandoned it near Libramiento Norte.

So far, no arrests have been reported. Neither the municipal president of Irapuato, Ricardo Ortiz Gutiérrez, the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) nor the Security Secretariat of Guanajuato has made any statement regarding these events. The state of Guanajuato has become the most violent city in 2021. According to the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) security report, 1,800 homicides have been registered from January to June.

This figure has increased over time due to a fierce struggle between the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) and the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, which are fighting to extend their power in the state. The sale of crystal meth became an attractive source of income and power that could give them an advantage over their adversaries.