Shooting is reported on the highway to Mazamitla, despite greater surveillance


This Saturday morning another shooting was reported by Mazamitla, Jalisco. This would be the second that occurs in that municipality this month, since last May 1 there was another that left three civilians killed.

“This morning there was a security incident on the highway that leads from Tuxcueca to Mazamitla, the Secretary of State Security reports maintains its surveillance and patrol in the area, in coordination with the federal and municipal authorities,” commented the Government of Jalisco through that agency in a tweet.

The exchange of bullets would be between andelements of the Police and armed civilians.

Videos where the shots can be heard are already circulating on social networks, however, there are still no official details.

the first shootout

On May 1 there was another armed confrontation in this municipalityin which three civilians died from firearms.

The events occurred around 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, outside a nightclub or bar located on Carretera Quitupan la Cofradía, kilometer 24+200, in the town of La Estacada, in Mazamitla.

The municipal president, Jorge Magaña, He asked the citizens for that occasion to stay in their homes and do not expose yourself in public places.

The Government of Jalisco confirmed that day that a confrontation between armed civilians and authorities and pointed out that a deployment of elements of the State Police, National Guard and Sedena was carried out, in addition to aerial monitoring.

The mayor explained the day after the violence that the events corresponded to disputes between criminal groups.

The Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office announced that at the site of the shooting, two vehicles were secured with impacts from firearm projectiles, a door of a truck, which had armor, and more than a thousand shell casings, both outside and inside the business where the shooting would have started.

Eight people arrested

After the first violent events of May 1, the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection of the Federal Government announced that dismantled a camp in Mazamitla and captured eight people.

Among the detainees there was a minor; They were all in a camp located in the town of Corral de la Mula, in Mazamitla, right on the border with San José de Gracia.

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