The confrontation occurred in the early hours of Tuesday in the towns of La Curva and San José de Costilla in the municipality of Xalisco. At least eight gunmen were burned inside a truck.
State of Nayarit - A confrontation between suspected gunmen in the town of Xalisco left at least twelve people dead that included nine charred bodies found in a truck and three with multiple gun shots to various parts of their bodies.
According to police reports from the Attorney General's office the confrontation occurred at 00:45 hours on Tuesday in the towns of La Curva and San José de Costilla in the municipality of Xalisco.
The bodies of nine people were found burnt inside a Titan pickup truck and three more with numerous impacts from high caliber weapons near a Cheyenne.
The deceased were found lying at the foot of a tree with pants and shorts to their knees.
Nearby at the Ranch called "Mortero" authorities found dozens of shell casings and a charred vehicle allegedly driven by the killers.
The scene was secured by members of the Federal Police, the Mexican military and State Police Investigators initiated the investigation of the crime scene.
So far authorities have not determined the motive for the slaughter that occurred early on Tuesday in the town of Jalisco.
The bodies were taken to the Forensic Medical Service for identification.