Maycoba, Sonora - Details are sketchy but there seems to be cartel violence in the state of Sonora. Police say at least 80 gunmen terrorized a town in northern Mexico for several hours and killed four people.
Sonora state Attorney General Abel Murrieta says the assailants arrived in the town of Maycoba at about 1800 hours yesterday in at least 15 pickup trucks, opened fire on the state police headquarters and set it ablaze. The commando consisted of about 80 subjects with long rifles and bulletproof vests. Before terrorizing the whole town, the sicarios blocked the road "Carretera Internacional" using two trailers, according to the state prosecutor.
Murrieta said Friday the assailants terrorized the town for at least five hours Thursday afternoon. He said the gunmen are members of organized crime but gave no other details. Residents of the communities of Yécora, Maycoba and Kipor told the authorities that the members of the commando were carrying long rifles, had their faces covered with ski masks and were wearing body armor.
One of those killed was identified as Tito Nevárez Daniel, 74, father of the commissioner of the town.
Another victim was identified as Antonio Lozano Bustillos, 45, while the other two bodies found along the border with Chihuahua State had not been indentified.
The community has been secured by the state and federal police along with Mexican army troops and authorities are currently in a search of the armed group. We will post more information as it becomes available, or if anyone has direct information about this incident please post it in the comments below.