Monday, October 25, 2010

Tijuana rehab shooting leaves 12 dead

Original article by AFNTijuana

October 25- A client at a drug rehab center in the Mexican border city of Tijuana says a gang of armed men gunned down 13 recovering addicts in a rehabilitation center named El Camino Asociación Civil, which is located in colonia Buenos Aires Sur, al Este.

Around 8:30 last night the gunmen stormed the dormitory and ordered the inhabitants into the living room and opened fire after instructing them to lie down on the floor.

Paramedics at the scene confirmed that the killers had already left by the time they arrived. Later that night, a warning was issued over the police radio that "this hasn't even started yet" and it was followed by various 'narco-corridos.'

12 of the 13 victims have been identified:

Irineo Godínez García, age 47; Antonio Meza Contreras, age 56; Bernabé Álvarez Piceño, age 35; José López Sauceda, age 28; Fabián González Zea, age 19; Juan Daniel Casi Esquer, age 32; Wilson Ramírez Peña, age 42; Joaquín García Hernández, age 39; Jorge Palacios Goya, age 37; Edwin Vargas Ávila, age 33; Pedro Villegas, Juan Roberto Sánchez Ortega and Salvador Bustos, all of them 30 years old.

Attack in the Dormitories

Based on witness testimoney, the Secretary of Municipal Public Security (SSPM) was able to piece together the events that occured this past Sunday and provided the names of the victims.

AFN sources say that according to case file number TIN/1149/2010 of the SSPM, which refers to the events that occured at 20:45 hours on Sunday the 24th of October, the investigation by agents of Cerro Colorado yielded information that there was a total of 13 victims and 10 people who were present at the time of the murders.

The person in charge of the center in question, Melquiadez Hernández Esparza, age 52 said he was in the dormitories along with the 9 other witnesses when they heard the gunfire nearby.

The attack lasted 2 minutes. The witnesses heard the gunshots and noticied a grey truck was outside the building with the engine running that was used as the getaway vehicle.

Hernández Esparza says they didn't leave their dormitory until they heard the gunfire cease; they saw 4 gunmen leaving, carrying “large guns, looked like some type of assault rifles”.

The site of the multiple homicide was covered by Municipal Police, Ministerial and Federal Police, also joined by elements of the Mexican Army.





















11 comments:

  1. Not good, but I don't understand this at all at this point. Whereas in Juarez the massacres at rehabs were linked to gang members from the CDS/Juarez who were in treatment, Tijuana isn't known for using gunmen from street gangs (in TJ), so I don't know who the target were? Plus, the warnings over police radio is reminiscent of El Teo tactics, but what do the rehab and the police gave to do with each other? I hope it's just insurgent Teo cell, this doesn't seem like Sinaloa/TJ to me, yet. Sinaloa could make a big statement if they wanted to get things started, they have the gunmen and money to burn a whole city block down, if they want to start up with El Ingeniero.

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  2. IT LOOKS LIKE CHAPO IS REALLY MAD........

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  3. http://www.milenio.com/node/562320 Within minutes, the sicarios interrupted the police radio frequency with narcocorridos and announced" This is just the beginning, we will execute 1 person for each ton of marijuana you took from us".. (referring to the 134+ tons recently seized)

    Ovemex

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  4. I read the new Zeta today, but my Spanish reading is rough (bad), and the English translation isn't much better, but it sheds some light on the whole thing. I think it's between two insurgent cells, that are linked with Sinaloa, or formerly linked with them. El Guicho and El Tigre. I'm sure BB will have the article up tonight.

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  5. Ive been working on that Zeta article about the sicario war in TJ for a while now...hope to have it up soon, those articles by ZT are great, but they sure take a while to translate, they're are pretty long.

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  6. Check the one posted today too, details the marijuana bust, and the war between two Teo-like cells, which has nothing to do with Engineer apparently. Why execute people in the rehab though? Because no one would care? Were then organized crime associated? Is however lost the shipment blaming another group, or the police/military/feds?

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  7. THE NEWS STATED THAT THE 11 PEOPLE CAUGHT, WORKED FOR ISMAEL "EL MAYO" .WHY WOULD THE # 2 CAPO DO THIS?WE KNOW CHAPO IS BUSY IN JUAREZ,DOES MAYO WANT TJ? ON A SIDE NOTE,THE SICARIOS LEFT A NOTE STATING THAT "THEY WOULD KILL 135 PEOPLE FOR THE 134 TONS OF MARIJUANA STOLEN FROM THEM"..

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  8. Gunmen go anywhere, killing anyone or specified targets. Are the gunmen getting good paid for the kill? I wonder, how do these gunmen feel after they killed people. Almost everyone in the world kill it, such as the ants, flies, whatever but it is bad enough to kill a human unless you feel your life is threatened by a person. Self defence whatover its called.

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  9. La Familia Michoacana recruits are mostly recovering addicts. It's part of there m.o. from there bible which plaigerizes Eldredge's book "Wild at Heart." Sounds like AFO or Sinaloa Federation just making sure no recruits to be found in Tijuana.

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  10. ive been in victory outreach men home rehab in orange county, santa ana,ca as a forner gang member in los angeles am thankful to that ministry, rolandguerrero59@yahoo.com

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  11. ughh everytime i read this article it hurts me so much that i cry my brother inlaw was among this massacre juan roberto sanchez ortega mijo que dios te tenga en su gloria we miss you always and forever

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