Shooting between criminal groups leaves at least 18 dead in Chihuahua

A confrontation between antagonistic organized crime groups occurred on Sunday afternoon in the municipality of Guadalupe y Calvo, on the border between Chihuahua and Sinaloa, and would have left an undetermined number of deaths, which local media count at least 18.

The prosecutor of the southern area of ​​Chihuahua, Juan Olague, indicated that they are gathering information on the events and that a statement will be issued when the details of what happened, without giving more information.

Local media, citing residents of the place, reported that elements of the army moved to the place, as well as elements of the state police, but neither the Ministry of National Defense, the National Guard or the state government had pronounced on the situation. done.

There were also reports of audios that circulated in which the detonations of long weapons are heard for several minutes.

The municipality of Guadalupe y Calvo is located on the border with Sinaloa and is considered a territory of influence of the Sinaloa Cartel.

In terms of crime incidence, Chihuahua, Nayarit, Nuevo León and Sonora were the worst rated states in August, reported the Criminal Stoplight.

When presenting this Wednesday the analysis of the crime statistics of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP), the director of the organization, Santiago Roel pointed out that these entities present red dots due to an increase in homicide, kidnapping, extortion, theft of vehicle, injuries, rape, family violence and femicide, home robbery, business robbery.

In contrast, the best qualified is Jalisco with only one red on its Criminal Traffic Light, followed by Yucatán and Chiapas, with two reds, he indicated.

The organization pointed out that the crimes in red are two of organized crime: extortion and drug dealing; and three socio-family crimes: rape, family violence and femicide. All of them, he affirmed, are above their monthly historical average; while the femicide broke a historical record with 107 victims in the month.

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