Torture instruments retrieved from abandoned vehicle at scene of Zeta ambush
An ambush of Army troops by up to 50 Zeta gunmen in the municipality of Escobedo in the northern Monterrey metropolitan area resulted in an unofficial count of up to 4 fatalities and 15 persons wounded Friday at approximately 2:30 pm.
Media reports stated that 1 of the deaths was a Mattel employee caught in the crossfire and up to 6 of the wounded were Mattel and Hersheys employees of plants located near the scene of the firefight.
The ambush occurred on the Libramoiento Noroeste, or northwest loop, in Escobedo when between 1 and 3 vehicles acting as decoys lured an Army convoy onto a roadway where a planned ambush pinned down the troops.
According to witnesses, gunfire poured down on the convoy from an overpass and both sides of the roadway. The attack ended only after reinforcements arrived at the scene and the gunmen fled. Empty cartridges littered the roadway for up to 1 kilometer.
A Chevrolet Tahoe SUV belonging to the gunmen was left abandoned on the roadway. Up to 60 magazines, 3 assault weapons, bulletproof vests, clothing, bats and a “tabla”, or board, used as tools of torture and caps with the Z insignia were retrieved from the vehicle.
Another vehicle, a Ford Expedition, was reportedly abandoned on the overpass and contained more ammunition, radios and vests stamped with “Policia Federal” logos.
There were no reports of injuries or fatalities to the soldiers caught in the ambush.
Later in the afternoon, 4 men were executed by gunmen in the municipality of Guadalupe, another suburb in the Monterrey metropolitan area.
The incident occurred at approximately 4:00 pm when gunmen on board 3 pickups attacked and killed 4 residents of the Colonia Tres Caminos neighborhood.
The Tres Caminos area is considered the most dangerous area in Guadalupe and is the scene of constant fighting between rival criminal bands.
Fallan sicarios emboscada a militares en Escobedo…..
Emboscan a soldados del ejercito…..
Mueren 4 en tiroteo en tres caminos