[ Subject Matter: Sinaloa, gun battles
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Reporter: Proceso Redaction and RioDoce
Two confrontations occurred on the Wednesday morning in the communities of Cacalotan and Aguaverde, in the Town of El Rosario, Sinaloa, that left 10 people dead and four injured.
According to reports from the Municipal Police of El Rosario and local media, the first confrontation between rival groups, occurred on the Cacalotan where four bodies and four vehicles with bullet impacts were found, one of the vehicles was burned, with hundreds of spent cartridges lying around.
The other confrontation happened in Las Yacas, syndicate of Aguaverde where six men were found executed.
After the events, the Army, State Preventative Police and Ministerial Police started a vigilance operation in the zone. ( Otis: just in nick of time, after the horse has bolted).
As well as the dead victims, four more people were injured in the fire fights, and were subsequently carried by Ambulance to various Hospitals for treatment to their wounds.
The authorities have no confirmed if the two events are related but they have already identified six of the ten dead people:
- Luis Daniel Ponce Lizarraga
- Luis Mario Ortiz Hernandez
- Francisco Enrique Aragon " El Toro"
- Jose Luis Romero Hernandez
- Juan Gabriel Arias Borrego "El Madrid"
- Eligio Antonio Ruiz Pereyra
All of the dead were wearing camouflage uniforms
Original article in Spanish at Proceso