Saturday, November 5, 2011
11 Dead in Culiacan shootings
Eleven people were killed Friday night in two separate shootings in the city of Culiacan.
The first incident occurred in the colonia Diaz Ordaz at approximately 8:00pm.
According to witnesses several people were gathered at a volleyball court at the intersection of 20 de Noviembre and Hilario Medina when suddenly gunmen descended from several vehicles and started shooting at the players and onlookers. The gunmen fled the scene immediately after executing the victims.
Seven men died at the scene and one other victim died while receiving emergency care at a local hospital. Eight other victims were also shot but survived their injuries.
In the second incident three people, one female and two males, were shot and killed inside a home in the colonia Burocrata at approximately 9:00pm
It is believed that the executions may be linked to the execution of a Grupo Antrax sicario, Francisco "Pancho" Arce, last Monday evening during a soccer match in the Deportivo Jimmy Ruiz complex in Culiacan.
Arce was said to be responsible for the recent killing of a nephew of Amado and Vicente Carrillo Fuentes in Sinaloa.