Translated By Valor for Borderland Beat
Michoacanos went through a violent Friday today after a shootout between federal forces and suspected gunmen in the metropolitan area of Jacona-Zamora, with a total of three people dead, and the discovery of two bodies hung from a bridge on a highway in Zinapécuaro.
The first incident occurred around 10:30 in front of the soft drink company Coca-Cola. According to police reports, federal agents ordered a car to stop, then it was realized that the men were armed.
The crew of the car ignored the orders and fired upon the police, killing one, whose body was left lying next to a GMC Yukon.
During the shootout, the officers shot dead two of the suspects while arresting the other two.
According to 1aplana, one of the dead was ‘El Guasón’ who was a plaza boss who operated in Morelia.
Prior to this, police officers found two bodies hanging from a bridge along a highway in Zinapécuaro in the section Maravatío-Morelia around 8:30 in the morning.
Paramedics who rushed to the scene confirmed that it was two men whose hands and feet were tied. The bodies corresponded to two males: one between 15-18 years old and the other 30 years old. Their hands and feet were both tied and showed various wounds throughout the body indicating that they were tortured before being assassinated.
Members of various security corporations sealed off the area until the public ministry agent arrived, who later attested to the events.
According to preliminary investigations by the attorney general, the victims were suspected kidnappers and extortionists. The investigations also suggest that people from Zinapécuaro were the ones responsible for the hangings.
According to the attorney general, the deceased were allegedly involved in the kidnapping of a resident of Ucareo, as well as being responsible for extorting residents of that community.
For this reason, the people of Ucareo arrested, beat, and deprived the lives of the individuals by hanging them from a bridge located at kilometer 190 of the México-Guadalajara highway.
Since they were allegedly involved in the events, six people from Ucareo were summoned by the authorities, causing an uproar among the people who tried to avoid any action.