Wednesday, March 5, 2014
3 more die in southern Chihuahua
Sunday the deputy commander of the Chihuahua state police was found shot to dead on a road between Parral and Los Charco Sunday, according to a news report which appeared in the online edition of El Diario de Chihuahua news daily.
Javier Enrique Nuñez, 42 has been shot multiple times with armed suspects who used 9mm and 12 gauge weapons. He was described as a sub commander of the State ministerial police in Villa Colorado.
Also near Parral a man in his 20s was shot to death in an apparent hit in Matamoros municipality Tuesday.
According to a news account in El Diario de Chihuahua armed suspects aboard several truck were firing on the victim, identified as Juan Antonio Barragan Noriega, 22, before he was struck with gunfire and died.
Mexican press are calling the incident a shootout, which means the victim at least tried to shoot back at his attackers. The shootout took place near the Chihuahua state and Durango state borders.
Meanwhile in Parral Tuesday a man in his 20s being treated in a hospital was shot to death by an armed suspect.
Alejandro Julian Almanza, 24, was shot by an unidentified man who demanded to see his victim, shot him and then took the victim's cell phone. The shooter used a 9mm semiautomatic pistol in the attack.
According to the El Sol de Parral news daily account, several dozen witnessed the shooting.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and Borderlandbeat.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org