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8 die in shooting in Durango state -- UPDATED

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 |

Updating with new information from a Nunez Rodriguez radio interview with Denise Marker

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

A total of eight individuals were shot to death in an attack at a ranch in Durango state last Sunday, according to Mexican news reports.

According to an article posted on the website of Informador news daily, the attack took place at a ranch owned by the president of Inde municipality, Ernesto Nunez Rodriguez.

According to a news item which appeared on the website of eleconomista.com.mx Wednesday afternoon, Nunez Rodriguez filed a complaint with the Durango state Fiscalia General del Estado (FGE) or attorney general charging Inde municipal police were involved in the shooting and subsequent abduction.

According to a news item posted on the website of Animal Politico website, in a radio interview Saturday with Denise Marker,  Nunez Rodriguez said that his sister, whom the article fails to identify, had also identified at least some elements of the municipal police who had participated in the assault.

Nunez Rodriguez said in the program the the municipal police were in the pay of a Sinaloa cartel chief who is a plaza chief in Inde, El Oro, San Bernardo, and Ocampo municipalities.  He said, without specifically identifying whom, that the municipality provides protection for the unidentified cartel associated plaza chief.

According to the account of the attack provided by Nunez Rodriguez, armed suspects came to the ranch and started shooting, forcing Ernesto Nunez Rodriguez and three other family members to flee to the cellar of their residence.  The residence itself was later shot up and destroyed by fire.

The victims identified included four family members, two ranch employees, and two veterinarians visiting from Zacatecas state.  Of those one was an unidentified pregnant female and a 4 year old girl, both burned to death. 

Rene Nunez Garay, 28 years old, and Juan Angel Nuñez Salas, 19, nephew of the mayor, and Luis Antonio Tinoco Chavez, 28 were among the victims who died in the shooting.  All were employed in the cattle business.  One of the veterinarians were identified as Luis Uriel Garcia Talavera, 49, identified as an employee of Zacatecas state Secretaria de Desarrollo Agropecuario (SEDAGRO) or Department of Agricultural Development. The other veterinarian was identified as Jose Guadalupe Ortega Valdez.

According to a new account posted on the website of El Siglo de Durango news daily, between two and five unidentified individuals were kidnapped by the shooters during the course of the attack.

In the same account, Nunez Rodriguez denied reports that gunfire was exchanged.

Inde municipal seat is about 12 kilometers southeast of Santa Maria del Oro, which is on Durango state Highway 45.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com

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26 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Who did this CDS or BLO.....?

Anonymous said...

Chris- A pregnant woman and 4 year old child burned to death??? What kind of monsters do that??? It appered things were somewhat settling down. This is yet another reminder that no one is safe. Horrific and tragic. My prayers are with the families of those killed in this ongoing insanity.

Anonymous said...

There was no Ranch this was in the town of Inde, the Mayor fled and hid in church..The mayor had been providing protection to locals whom use the presa de lazaro cardenas near by to irrigate their marijuana plantations they hit a snag recently and his own police (sicarios working for criminal groups) department turned on him and tried to kidnap him but they failed and in attempt to get him to leave his home they set it on fire..The problem was that the mayor had fled to a nearby church and left those that where burned to death at the home.

Anonymous said...

That's fucked up. He brought the problems.

Anonymous said...

A 4 year old and her mother burned alive??? Thats crossing the line, all involved deserve a brutal death... When you rats go this low, youur heads will roll. Eye for an eye.

Anonymous said...

Now the people that the mayor was helping are going to kilo the police force.It's a never ending cycle of death.

Anonymous said...

Rumor is "El Peinado" and associates had some kind of beef with the cattle baron in this municipio.

Anonymous said...

CDS country over there. So im guessing it was prob them. Could be wrong though. But prob them. Usually really calm and quiet.

Anonymous said...

CDS killing there own people nothing new.

Anonymous said...

@6:10pm mmmm...if it was CDS thats strange,thats there turf.....maybe an outside force heating things up....BLO? Zetas?

Anonymous said...

who said Sinaloa Cartel doesn't kill innocent

Anonymous said...

Ay para que todos los de durango sigan alabando los carteles. Pinche bola de lambe huevos. Ojala y se les ponga como en Chihuahua. Puro mazatlan fierro!!

Anonymous said...

Burra hablando de orejas, y en sinaloa no alaban a los narcos? Apoko no le tienen un altar al malverde en culiacan la capital. No seas pendejo si un todo la republica hay gente honesta y gente que son fans de narco. Se que es dificil, pero porfavor usa tu cerebro antes de poner un commentario

Anonymous said...

Jajaja calmate pinchi narco de computadora sigue mamando verga fierro!! Jajaja!!!

Anonymous said...

The Beltran and Z cartel forces are starting to move north since they took over most of sinaloa!

Anonymous said...

Sinaloa Cartel is in an internal war in Durango there is absolutley no BLO in that region BLO/Juarez region begins in San Bernardo Municipality and flows threw them sierras of Guanacevi (parts of Guanacevi not the North eastern portion connected to El Oro) Tepehuanes and Santiago Papasquiaro and deeper south.. El palmito and Inde along with El Oro all fall under CDS but where formerly of Juarez people way back before there was a BLO/Juarez alliance that was built to hold off from CDS plazas in places like Durango. They lost alot when they introduced Zetas to the area and people began to resent them so most sided with CDS..Well now it seems that people are resenting CDS and its almost like a new Chiwas/Durango group is forming that doesnt need CDS in the picture. There is still CDS loyalist and this being prime time to sell off your harvest I suspect some growers in the region are not concerned about cartel ties they just want to move their crops..There is a cattle baron and yes they did finance the Mayor election but he isnt just a cattle baron he's also has strong ties to CDS even has a house in Jalisco.

Anonymous said...

November 23, 2012 3:33 PM
How do you know all this just out of curiosity?
You speak and write great English,with punctuation?
Don't get me wrong,i,m just wondering if you are in these parts we speak of that is all?
Are you even in Mexico?It is easier to believe someone who is actually in these places than someone reading and then putting forth opinions from miles away?That is why i ask.Saludos

Anonymous said...

I'm from Inde and I was just there 4months ago and everything was so peaceful, didn't see anything bad. But yeah the whole town knows the president allows the cartel to do their dirty work there. The head of the police is a 20 something year old cartel and everyone knows. The woman and child weren't burn, just shot to death.

Anonymous said...

hahahahahaha Where all the CDS nutthuggers? aye? CDS dont hurt or murder innocents them nutthuggers say........WAKE UP NUTTHUGGERS!!!!

Anonymous said...

11 05 pendejo

Anonymous said...

Don't forget obama deported over a million ppl.,im sure alot of those speak write and read english. Don't get ME wrong but try not to be such a cunt. Elvis elvis

Anonymous said...

November 23, 2012 7:55 PM
"I'm from Inde and I was just there 4months ago and everything was so peaceful"
Thanks for your answer man,you understand why i was asking,i thought you may be pretending to be from Mexico,a lot do.No problem man.
An idiot has come out the woodwork with no brains,he's to stupid to realize why i was asking you that question.

Anonymous said...

#1 - You need to moderate your comments a little better, some real thash posted in the comments.
#2 it was a woman who was 6 months pregnant and her 4 year old little boy.
#3 the reason they went after Mr. Ernesto was because he would NOT become one of them.
#4 there are still 5 people missing among them the presidents brother, his son, and 3 nephews.

Anonymous said...

Your hella right cds country specially santiago papasquiaro durango.mostly the westside of durango is 100% cds territory

Anonymous said...

No ernesto nunez rodriguez has a long history catching up with him. He needs to be fully investigated. Cuando el rio suena es porque agua lleva.

Anonymous said...

I feel for the pregnant woman and the 4 years old child that got caught in this horrific scene. I known all the ernesto nunez rodriguez family members from back in the days when they lived in casas blancas, municipio del oro, durango. I can tell you they were criminals back then, so things are now catching up to them. They flee from casas blancas because of all the crimes they committed and killings in compliance with the "judiciales". They killed many people in the pass. So there is nothing weird about things turning back on them. On july 3, 2012, blas erasto nunez rodriguez alias " el tito",and his brother juan angel alias"el pato o' el perico" kidnapped two almost 80 old men from casas blancas, el oro durango. All spanish comments posted on mexican news about this family are always deleted and only the ones on there side are left,to make them seem like the victims and the others are deleted or not podted at all.I hope this one is not deleted. These people have done many things that have not been reveal until today. People from the town are scared to talk about the type of people they are.
Finally, the divine justice is being made!!!!

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