CHIHUAHUA, Chihuahua - Six members of the prison system's Immediate Reaction Task Force (CERESO's Grupo Especial de Reacción Inmediata), including the commander, José Miguel García de la Cruz, were ambushed & killed next to the Omnibus station at Pistolas Meneses park on the north side of Chihuahua City.
Two officers died in the cab of the truck & another in the bed of the PU, while three officers managed to get out of the PU bed & tried to run for cover, but were gunned down several meters away in the street.
The attackers drove a blue Dodge Durango, a white Dodge Nitro & a maroon Ford Expedition. At least 10 gunmen opened fire on the officers. More than 300 rounds of .223 & 7.62mm ammunition were fired at the scene.
The CERESO PU crashed into the side of an Omnibus de Mexico bus which had just arrived from Juárez, dropped off passengers at the Pistolas Meneses station, & was pulling out to go to the main terminal. The driver & two passengers on board were uninjured, although the bus sustained numerous bullet impacts.
This attacked occurred just 2 days after La Linea painted a 'narco-message' on a local school wall in Colonia Insurgentes declaring war on CERESO for their supposed help of the Sinaloa DTO.
Sources for article: La Opcion; Entre Lineas; El Observador; El Pueblo; Omnia; El Teimpo; El Heraldo