Sunday, April 6, 2014
5 die in southern Chihuahua
According to a news report which appeared in the online edition of El Sol de Parral news daily, three men were found shot to death Friday evening.
The victims, two of whom were identified as Edil Bitelio Jimenez Payan, 30, and José Isaías Torres Meza, 33, were both both from Guadalue y Calvio municipality. Local residents had filed a complaint about three dead bodies on the Guadlupe y Calvo to Parral road, dead from gunshot wounds near the village of Turuachi. All three victims were shot in the head.
Meanwhile in Bachiniva municipality, a man was found shot to death in April 1st near a location called San José y Anexas. The news report said he was struck with rounds from a 9mm weapon, probably a pistol.
Lastly, in Cuauhtemoc municipality last Thursday one unidentified individual was wounded and another unofficially was killed in an encounter with a Mexican Army unit, according to a separate news report in El Diario de Chihuahua news daily.
According to a news account gunfire was exchanged between the occupants of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a Mexican Army road patrol.
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