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Shootout in Fresnillo resulting so
far in 7 deaths
Fresnillo, Zac- Big mobilization
of the Secretary of the Navy and State and federal police forces reported right
now, after a bloody clash in Fresnillo between subjects allegedly linked to
organized crime, elements linked to Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel.
Unofficial reports inform of
seven dead, five would have fallen in Puebla Street, in the historic center of
this city, and two more in La Paz street, in colonia Industrial.
People are asked to avoid going
outside at the moment, since marines and other security forces are carrying out
operations throughout the city.
Past 11 pm the State Government
issued a statement with official information about the clash.
OFFCIAL STATEMENT OF THE ZACATECAS GOVERNMENT
Around 21:00 on Thursday a clash
between antagonistic groups of organized crime in the city of Fresnillo
started, with a balance of five dead men and seize of various long weapons, grenades,
The events began at the corner of
the streets of La Paz and Jalpa, at colonia Industrial, where there were the
lifeless bodies of two men.
A chase ensued among
members of the two rival groups at colonias Palomares, Las Americas, FOVISSSTE
and Lagunilla, where some of them encountered elements of the 79 battalion of
infantry and the Ministerial police, and three of the assailants were killed.
At that site, almost at the
crossroads of Reforma street in colonia Lagunilla, a pick up truck was seized,
as well as ten AK 47s, six AR 15, three grenade launches, two grenades calibre
40, 53 chargers for AK 47 and 16 for AR 15.
Elements of the 97 infantry
battalion, SEMAR, Ministerial police and State preventive police were deployed
to the area.
On Thursday, early in the
morning, a man was found executed in Valdecañas, Fresnillo
The corpse of a man, about 35
years old, with two shots in the head, was found Thursday morning in the
community of Valdecañas, at the side of the road to Saucito del Poleo.
It was about 6:30 hours when the
deputy delegate of that community was notified by some residents about the
presence of a body.
They immediately reported to the
emergency system 06 , whereby police were dispatched.
Two municipal police patrols
arrived and verified the discovery.
Agents of the State Ministerial
Police (PME) arrived, as well as forensics, who transported the corpse.
So far it´s unknown who killed
him, the body bore signs that the man had been tortured first, then transported to the site where he was executed.
Additional information from Proceso:
Five suspected hitmen killed, once members of the Gulf
cartel and Los Zetas as clashes erupted on Thursday night in different parts of
the city of Fresnillo.
Two men were killed after a prolonged chase between criminal
groups, and three others were killed when the assassins encountered elements of
the 97 infantry battalion of the army and agents of the Ministerial police who
were mobilized when citizens reported the clashes.
After the clashes, security corporations found a pick-up
truck which was abandoned in Reforma street, loaded with grenade launchers, ten
AK-47, six R-15 rifles, grenades, as well as scores of magazines and
The first reports were made around nine o'clock in the
evening. Neighbors of the colonia Industrial reported shootings and a chase
between several vehicles, which continued through other streets.
At one point, at Jalpa and La Paz streets there were
the bodies of killed, but the confrontation continued in the colonias of Las Américas
and Fovissste, among others.
However, at La Lagunilla the criminal suspects met the
elements of the 97 infantry battalion and the PM who had been mobilized, and
started another firefight.
Three of the alleged assassins were riddled with bullets.
In the morning it had been reported the discovery of a man executed with a
shot to the head, whose body was abandoned on a road in the community of
Valdecañas, Fresnillo municipality.
In the last two weeks there have been conflicts attributed
to the dispute of the plaza between these criminal groups.
Last week at least 12 victims were counted in different skirmishes both in the
city of Fresnillo and in several communities, such as Estación Gutierrez, where
in a clash occurred on Thursday 20th eight people died.
Sources used to write this post: LasNoticiasya-NZRZacatecas-El Circo