A total of eight individuals were killed or were found dead in the La Laguna region of Mexico since Friday, according to Mexican news accounts.
Two unidentified men in their 20s were found shot to death and abandoned in a Volkswagen sedan Monday, according to a news report which appeared on the website of Yancuic.com The Victims were found between ejidos Valle Eureka and 18 de Marzo in Gomez Palacio municipality in Durango state shot once in the thorax and head.
Elsewhere in Gomez Palacio, one unidentified armed suspect was killed by Durango state police in an exchange of gunfire, according to a news account which appeared on the website of El Siglo de Torreon.
Somehow a patrol of the Policia Estatal encountered suspects who were travelling aboard two vehicles, one of them a Chevrolet Aveo sedan and the other an SUV on Bulevar Ejercito Mexicano near the Expo Feria de Gomez Palacio fairgrounds.
However, according to a Facebook post by Codigo Rojo Laguna, the SUV has been carjacked by a local drug gang headed by an individual identified only as TONY.
In the gunfight the remaining gang members, some of whom are claimed by Codigo Rojo laguna to be minors, escaped.
Meanwhile in Torreon in Coahuila three individuals were found shot to death, according to a news account which appeared on the website of El Diario de Coahuila.
The find was made near the intersection of calles Ninos Heroes and Fourth in Jose Ayup Tedy colony.
The victims were identified as Maria Luisa Flores Reyes, 45, Francisco Huerta, 46, and Antonio Valero Valero Parrilla,20. A total of 15 each .223 caliber spent shell casings were found at the scene.
According to a Facebook posting by Codigo Rojo Laguna, armed suspects said to be associated with the Sinaloa Drug Cartel were seen at at least two bars, presumably in Gomez Palacio municipality. The suspects had been intimidating bar patrons.
Friday, two more dead were found in Torreon in Coahuila, according to separate reports which appeared on the website of Vanguardia news daily.
- An unidentified man in his 20s was found shot to death Friday night near the intersection of Periferico Raul Lopez Sanchez and Calle Francisco I Madero in Nueva Laguna Norte colony.
- A man in his 20s was shot and later died while receiving medical attention. Martin Alejandro Ruiz Soto, 20, was brought into an Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) clinic by two relatives who said the victim was shot near the intersection of calles Juarez and Adolfo Lopez Mateos in ejido Zaragoza by a shooter travelling aboard a motorcycle with another driver.