2 men killed and 7 people injured, including a woman, in the aftermath of a shootout in the early hours of today, outside the "La Esperanza" funeral home located in the Zona Centro district. The attack took place when the services for 2 men, executed this past Wednesday, was being held.
The shootout happened at about midnight when a group of armed men fired upon a group of people outside the funeral home located on the Negrete avenue between Aguacaliente Blvd. and 11th Street.
Local, State and Investigative agents, along with Army personnel began a search operation in the near areas looking for the gunmen but no one was arrested.
According to preliminary reports, inside the mortuary, the services for two young men executed this past Wednesday were being held.
The State Attorney´s General Office confirmed there were 2 deceased and 7 injured with gunshots; those injured were taken to nearby hospitals by paramedics of the Tijuana Red Cross.
As of this writing, only David Roberto Aguilar Campa(25) has been identified as one of the victims who died after receiving a shot in the belly, the other victim had a shot to the back.
Those injured, among them a woman, range in age between 25-28, and have wounds either in knees or legs.
25 casings caliber 7.62x39 were found in the crime scene, this are the rounds used by AK47´s.
|Mortuary after the attack.|
According to a report by "El-Mexicano", witnesses of the attack identified their attackers as members of "Los Hooligans", an alleged group dedicated to stealing bikes and drug trafficking.
The victims were part of a bike club and were attending the services of Victor Manuel Velarde and his brother, also members of the club, executed this past Wednesday outside a tire shop in the Independencia neighborhood.