By Chris Covert
A total of six individuals have been killed or were found dead in ongoing drug and gang related crime in Zacatecas state, according to Mexican news accounts.
A report posted on the website of El Sol de Zacatecas news daily said that three unidentified individuals were found shot to death Monday in two separate incidents in Zacatecas and Guadalupe municipalities.
In Guadalupe municipality police found the body of a taxi driver who had been shot to death on Calle Tulipanes in Villa del Sol colony. A message with left with the body which blamed Los Zetas for the killing.
Two unidentified individuals were found in Zacatecas municipality also on Monday morning. The victims were found near the village of Ojo de Agua near La Piedrera. A message left with the victims mentioned an ongoing intergang fight involving gangs in the area. The report also said that the two male victims had been tortured and were dumped at the location.
Three other victims of drug or gang violence were found in Zacatecas state since last Friday.
- Saturday evening an unidentified man was found shot to death in Zacatecas municipality. The victim was found near a mine on a road that connects the villages of Vetagrande with Sauceda de la Borda. The victim was shot several times about four days before the discovery of his body.
- An unidentified man was found shot to death on a road leading to Moyahua Juchipila in Juchipila municipality Friday. Authorities had determined the victim was killed near a nightclub and was dumped at the location he was found.
- An unidentified man was killed and four other men were detained in an armed encounter with a Policia Federal road patrol in Valparaiso municipality Sunday. Policia Federal operatives secured an undisclosed number of rifles and a fragmentation grenade following the encounter. The report said that the four detainees were originally from Guatemala.