Sunday, May 15, 2011
13 Dead after "Costa Grande" Shootout
The State of Guerrero Public Security Ministry confirmed the deaths of 9 gunmen and 4 Guerrero state police officers in a firefight that occurred Saturday evening at 6:00pm in the “Costa Grande” coastal area between the municipalities of Zihuatanejo and Petatlán.
The shooting occurred in the Los Llanitos area about 1 km from the Zihuatanejo to Acapulco federal highway.
According to media reports, 18 state police officers on board 3 police vehicles were attacked by approximately 30 gunmen who fired from several trucks and and adobe structure.
The gunmen were repulsed when Army reinforcements who were patrolling nearby arrived in support of the police.
The dead police officers were identified as Jhony Pavel Salazar Hidalgo, Armando García de los Santos, Adrián Pelcastre Nava and Víctor Manuel Fajardo Zúñiga.
One police officer survived his wounds and is reported in serious condition
Fallece otro policia traz balacera anoche en Zihuatanejo....