An Attack On A Rooster Palenque In Mexico Leaves 4 Dead And 7 Wounded

Four people dead and seven more injured is the balance left this Monday by the attack by alleged hitmen on a clandestine rooster palenque in the western Mexican state of Michoacán.

Information from the State Public Security Secretariat (SSP) reveals that the attack occurred around 01:30 in the afternoon local time, when men armed with assault rifles broke into a warehouse in the town of La Gironda, in the municipality of Zitácuaro, adjacent to the State of Mexico.

The armed group shot at the attendees, killing three men and wounding eight more.

One of the injured died when he was transferred to a regional hospital.

The rest of the injured people were taken to different hospitals in Zitácuaro, where several of them are reported in serious condition.

This attack adds to the murder of five people that occurred on Sunday night in the Michoacan municipality of Tangamandapio, where the bodies were abandoned on a rural road wrapped in plastic bags and with industrial adhesive tape.

Just last November 1, eleven indigenous people who collected honey for the Day of the Dead offerings were murdered in the community of Tarecuato, in the municipality of Tangamandapio.

In addition, in the first minutes of Sunday, an armed commando attacked a bar in the center of the Cuitzeo municipality, killing two men and wounding six more people, including two women.

Municipal police tried to arrest the armed commando, but they were attacked with bullets, resulting in one officer being injured.

Michoacán suffers from a serious wave of violence generated by the struggle between the Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) cartels, the Nueva Familia Michoacana, Los Caballeros Templarios, Tepalcatepec, Los Reyes and Los Correa.

Amid the growth of organized crime, Mexico has recorded the two most violent years in its history during the first two years of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with 34,689 murder victims in 2019 and 34,558 in 2020.

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