Monday, June 13, 2011
A man hung and burned from bridge in Monterrey
Another man was hung this evening from the Revolucion overpass above Chapultepec boulevard that was the scene of the hanging of two men last Wednesday morning. The hanging this evening occurred on the opposite side of the overpass from last week's incident.
The murder this evening occurred at approximately 7:00pm under similar circumstances, with gunmen stopping on the overpass, pulling the male victim out of a vehicle and hanging him in full view of hundreds of horrified motorists and pedestrians.
However, today the gunmen doused the victim with a flammable liquid and set him on fire as he hung from the overpass.
There were no reports of a message signed by the killers being left at the scene in this evening's incident.
The spokesman for the Nuevo Leon state Department of Public Safety, Jorge Domene, urged the Monterrey Municipal Police to redouble their vigilance against these deadly criminal acts, especially at locations such as the Revolucion overpass.
"Municipal law enforcement has to join the effort and also do their part and together we can minimize these types of events that have manifested themselves especially in the last two weeks," said the official.
Domene said that video from security cameras was being reviewed to gather evidence of the perpetrators of this and last week's hangings.
Earlier in the day a pursuit and shootout between an Army patrol and gunmen in two pickups resulted in the deaths of three of the gunmen in on eof the vehicles and the seizure of several weapons and other equipment.
The incident occurred in the Colonia Topo Chico in northern Monterrey.
Th second vehicle was able to escape during the pursuit along Del Carmen and Almazan avenues.
The dismembered body that was discovered inside a bullet riddled taxi on Avenida Plutarco Elias Calles, 500 yards from the Municipal police station, was identified as Jesus Fidencio Salazar Puente, a municipal police commander that had joined the force in 2008.
Salazar Puente had reportedly been abducted by gunmen Sunday evebibg.
The body was found in the back seat of the taxi next to the head which was inside a container. A message found inside the taxi was addressed to Coronel Enrique SanMiguel, the head of Guadalupe's municipal public safety forces.
A minor was shot in the knee from a stray bullet when the gunmen who drove the taxi to the scene riddled it with gunfire before fleeing.