Sunday at dawn a heavily armed group entered the Autódromo Élite (Elite Speedway,) located in Chihuahua, where a night race of cars was getting ready to take place. The race was to benefit the rider Jorge Aguirre, known as the Pirinola, who suffered an accident and had expressed a need of financial support.
The unidentified armed commando started shooting with heavy firepower in the speedway were and then fled in various luxury vehicles. At the scene the driver Jorge Sosa and one of his assistants identified as Jose de Jesus Orozco Martinez were slain.
Fernando Martínez Sosa, who serves as deputy director of crime prevention in the city of Chihuahua, was wounded in the shooting and was immediately taken to a hospital to receive emergency medical attention.
Authorities confirmed that the official officer was in the company of his family enjoying the event and indicated that he was not the target of the attack.