Six dead was the body count in Tepic, Nayarit, after a clash between rival gangs of gunmen erupted along Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard during the early afternoon hours of Wednesday.
The shootout occurred shortly after 3:00 PM and continued along L. Donaldo Colosio blvd for approximately one kilometer, from Plaza Forum to the Tierra y Libertad area as the opposing groups of gunmen fought with automatic and semi-auto weapons and grenades.
Abandoned and wrecked cars, armored SUV’s and pickups, dead bodies, weapons and at least one unexploded grenade littered the thoroughfare, causing terror and panic in the eastside neighborhoods of Tepic.
Most motorists and pedestrians caught in the crossfire were miraculously unhurt by stray bullets and from grenade blasts. However one 35 year old woman was hit by gunfire and a 48 year old woman was injured by shrapnel.
No arrests of fleeing gunmen was announced by the authorities.