Minutes before 6:00 a.m. on Friday, the community of Salitral de Carreras, municipality of Villa de Ramos, San Luis Potosí, faced a group of armed gunmen.
Witnesses indicate that armed men were traveling in several luxury vehicles, which began to open fire with AK-47s, and as previous occasions they had succeeded to bring terror into the community. However on this occasion, the residents were already waiting to confront them, an act that surprised the gunmen.
Several neighbors of the community began to shoot at the vehicles. In addition, they left in a caravan and chased them to a gas station, where the gunmen decided to abandon their vehicles, which fled from a community that was tired of suffering from the abuses.
Afterwards their vehicles were sprayed with gasoline and set on fire. They managed to locate another truck a few meters away from the scene and set it on fire as well.
Minutes later, in the highway leading to a community called the Zacatón, another confrontation occurred, where the gunmen managed to abandon an armored Lincoln truck and fled from the residents. As result of the shootout: three people were killed, three trucks were set on fire, and the armored Lincoln was fired at in multiple occasions.