Man executed in Zona Centro
Days after narco mantas were thrown up at three points in the city, there has been a series of killings, a tension in the air, as some wonder again, will the city descend into frenzied violence? Last night an attempted kidnapping and murder, with 7 heavily armed men wearing body armor. The attack was repelled, but many were struck by the brazen attack, something that has largely disappeared from the city in recent years.
In the days preceding the mantas, there were executions in the city, including 3 at a rehabilitation center, reminiscent similar attacks in Juarez, and one body found encojibido, in La Presa, wrapped in a blanket and executed. Another man was gunned down in a garage off Sanchez Taboada. It all could be unrelated, fleeting pieces of violence and torture, only linked through their brutality and ability to shatter a families life. An endless common thread of blood, power and death.
This morning Luis Manuel Tosanco, 'El Mono' was murdered at taco stand in La Mesa, in what
appears to be a coordinated, precision execution and ambush. Hours later another not yet identified man was murdered in Zona Centro, his attacker was arrested moments later with a .40 caliber pistol.
Few detail have been released, and none may be, as another anonymous death briefly punctuates the calm of a city. In any case, it escalates the tension and lingering threat of violence.
Sources: AFN Tijuana