A group of heavily armed men confronted members of the federal police on the road Uruapan-Los Reyes in the community of San Lorenzo-Angahuan in the state of Michoacan.
The deadly confrontation lasted just a few minutes at which time police managed to kill five of the gunmen. The area was immediately secured and the scene was turned over to authorities of the ministerial public.
The armed men were travelling in a blue station wagon with Mexico City plates and a Toyota with Jalico plates. Police managed to seize four AR-15s and one AK-47 with loaded magazines and numerous rounds of ammunition. The dead men were not identified.