By Chris Covert
A total of 11 individuals have been killed in ongoing grug and gang related violence in Zacatecas state since Tuesday, according to Mexican news accounts.
A news report posted on the website of El Sol de Zacatecas news daily said that six individuals were found shot to death between the municipalities of Vetagrande and Morelos Thurday morning.
Locals reported the find to authorities after shots were heard around 0200 hrs. The dead included four woman one man and one youth. A number of the six had also been tortured.
According to a news item posted on yancuic.com, the youth was identified as Jorge Armando Moreno, 13. According to the news report one of the females killed was Armando Moreno's mother, but that has not been confirmed and the identity of the others have not been disclosed.
Armando Moreno was detained and had allegedly confessed to three murders last February 4th, of ten which were alleged. He was released only hours later. Mexican law dictates youths under the age of 14 must be released.
Armando Moreno was detained by Policia Federal operatives February 3rd along with 14 others including eight from Guatemala.
Elsewhere one Zacatecas one unidentified state ministerial police agent and one civilian were shot to death in an attack Tuesday night in Zacatecas municipality, the state capital of Zacatecas.
The victim was travelling with another police agent aboard an SUV around 2000 hrs on Bulevar Adolfo Lopez Mateos near the El Chaparral dance hall, when armed suspects intercepted the vehicle and opened fire. Another unidentified civilian was shot to death in the crossfire.
The other police agent and another civilian were also wounded in the attack.
Two others were killed in drug and gang violence in Zacatecas.
- Monday evening, one municipal police agent was kidnapped and killed at a stakeout operation in Fresnillo muncipality. The agent identified as Rodrigo Monsivais Sandoval, 27, was one of four police agents involved in the police operation in Zona CECYTEZ when armed suspects opened fire. Rodrigo Monsivais Sandoval was kidnapped but almost immediately shot to death and left aboard Toyota Tundra pickup truck. Four other municipal police agents attempted to intervene. Despite AK-47 rifle fire, none of the agents were wounded and apparently the armed group escaped aboard another vehicle.
- Wednesday morning a taxi cab driver and a female fare were shot to death in Zacatecas municipality. The incident took place on Avenida Garcia Salinas.