Wednesday, May 29, 2013
6 die in southern Chihuahua
By Chris Covert
A total of six individuals were killed in three separate incidents in far southern Chihuahua state, according to Mexican news accounts.
A news report which appeared on the website of La Polaka news daily said that one municipal police agent and two others were killed Wednesday in separate incidents in Parral municipality.
An unidentified municipal police agent was shot to death early Wednesday morning in Parral. According to the La Polaka report, the agent was shot in front of his family presumably at his residence on Calle Cerro Los Azules in La Muela colony.
Later that day a running gunfight developed which occurred over a number of areas in Parral, specifically in Fatima colony, where dozens of residences were hit by gunfire and expended cartridge casing were scattered about. Since the description doesn't make references to local police, it is possible the firefight was between rival gangs in the area.
Two unidentified individuals were immolated when the vehicle they were in caught fire. Armed suspects attacked the vehicle with a hand grenade on Calle Plata near a Seguro store. The reports are unclear if a hand grenade caused the fire or if gunfire caused it.
According to another news account posted on the online edition of El Sol de Parral, three men were found immolated in Ciudad Jimenez, which is about 51 kilometers east of Parral.
The dead were identified as Ricardo Perez Hernandez, 49,
David Bueno Pasillas, 42, and Jesus Eduardo Guillen Anaya. All three victims were from Ciudad Jimenez.
At around 2330 hrs Monday evening police were called to a location on the road between Parral and Jimenez, where a Ford Lobo pickup truck was reported afire.
A total of five 9mm spent shell casings were found near the site of the vehicle fire.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com