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Shootout in Acapulco: Five Killed

Monday, May 30, 2011 |


A violent Sunday afternoon was lived in the port of Acapulco, Guerrero, where a confrontation between elements of the municipal police and a group of sicarios.

The sicarios were traveling in at least five vehicles at which time they attacked the officers through the streets of the community of Las Margaritas, in the region of Plaza Sandero. The loud sounds of gunfire caused panic among the people that were in the area who ran for cover from the hail of bullets. This incident was certainly a terrifying moments for everyone near the shootout.

The result of the confrontation left three gunmen and two policemen dead.

In the incident police managed to secure AK-47 and AR-15 rifles, ammunition, magazines, radio equipment, hoods, and several vehicles.

Violence in the famous port continues to increase, there were a total of 16 executions on Sunday alone in separate incidents.

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2 Borderland Beat Comments:

J said...

Is there even any attempt to report on which groups are responsible for the violence in Acapulco? I haven't seen anything on the factions in Acapulco for some time now. It's important, to report the violence, but I think important too for these newspapers or magazines to make some sense of it, not to rationalize or misdirect, but so it doesn't appear to just manifest on it's own.

Granted, there is an arbitrary and random element to many of these crimes, but I still think it's important to sort out the details. Juarez has become increasingly vague on this as well.

Anonymous said...

Another story of the weekend in Acapulco is one of the most popular table dance bars with tourists was shot up hitting 4 people including 2 tourists from DF

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