Authorities on Wednesday confirmed that two bus drivers and an assistant driver were executed in the port of Acapulco, Guerrero, demonstrating that armed groups continue to conduct violent acts against people who work in the transportation industry.
The first incident occurred in the Acapulco-Mexico highway at an area known as La Llave de Agua. At this place a bus driver and his assistant were executed, their bodies were found inside the bus along with several shell casings.
The men executed were identified as Johnny Reyes Salgado, 25, and Israel Cristian García Sánchez, 19.
Later in the Avenida Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, another driver was also the victim of an armed commando. The body was also found inside the bus next to the seat she had occupied. Members of the Municipal Police said they were not able to locate those responsible for the murder.
Minutes later, another driver was attacked by gunmen while he was on Avenida Cuauhtémoc, but survived and Red Cross paramedics were able to render aid.
In the past people who operate buses or taxis have been known to be Halcones.
Dismembered Body in Trash Bags
In what has become a common scene, the gruesome dismembered body was found inside two trash bags in the port of Aca.
At around 0600 hours several people walking on the street Coral del Fraccionamiento Farallón, in Acapulco, Guerrero, discovered two black plastic trash bags abandoned on the side of the road with blood spilling out.
The Municipal Police secured the area where the bags were found. Inside the bag they found the remains of a man who was dismembered and next to the bag was a narco cardboard with a message that content was not disclosed.
Detectives confirmed that in one of the bags was the torso of an unidentified man and the other bag contained the rest of the body parts.
Remains in Coolers for Tourists to see
On Wednesday an armed group again conducted more macabre acts in Acapulco, Guerrero, this time they left human remains inside several coolers.
In the one of places the gunmen arrived at the busy Avenida Miguel Alemán, opposite to the main entrance to the Cici Water Park, and left several coolers that contained the head of a person, an arm and a foot.
Tourists who were in the amusement park were suddenly found in moments of panic and terror when they witnessed the grim scene. The municipal Police immediately cordoned off the scene to shelter tourist from viewing the gruesome scene.
Hours later, gunmen showed up in front of Edificio Pineda in the Heart of Acapulco. In that place sicarios also left three coolers with the remains of a torso, leg and other human pieces.
The remains of the victim have not been identified.
Man Executed in front of Witnesses
On Wednesday another execution took place in Acapulco, Guerrero. The public expressed concerns for the recent rash of violent incidents that have been taking place in Aca. This new incident occurred on the street Presa Miguel Hidalgo, in the community of Del Pacífico.
A slightly built man, dressed in black shirt and jeans, was found executed at the scene.
Witnesses said armed men arrived in several luxury SUV's and got the victim out of one of the SUV's and shot him several times in front of the public. The gunmen then fled undetected by authorities.
The unidentified man had his hands tied and his shirt covered his face.
Thursday afternoon the targeting of taxi drivers continued when a group of armed men attacked a taxi stand serving a market square in the 20 the Noviembre neighboorhood.
The attack resulted in the murders of 3 more taxi drivers and an 85 year old man and the wounding of an innocent bystander, a young woman.
A wave of panic spread through the market as shoppers and residents tried to find cover from stray bullets behind stalls or indoors. After the attack ended the people emerged in a state of shock and hysteria.
The crime scene remained tense as relatives of those killed arrived at the scene and in their grief confronted the police and media. A semblance of order was maintained, and a riot was avoided.