Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[ Subject Matter: La Linea, Chihuahua, El Borrego
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Reporter: Patricia Mayorga
Rafael Chavira Renteria, "El Borrego", presumed leader of La Linea in Chihuahua, lost his life during a confrontation with Sicarios of the Sinaloa Cartel, with whom he disputed the North East zone plaza.
Another alleged Sicario, Christian Salcido, 20 years of age, was executed when he was transferred to hospital in an ambulance. The Sicarios detained the driver, and finished off the injured man.
Arturo Sandoval Figon, spokesman for the Attorney General of the State, confirmed that the criminals intercepted the ambulance as it took the injured to Ciudad Juarez.
At Kilometre 21 of the Ciudad Juarez highway, they killed the injured but respected the life of the paramedics.
During this past Sunday afternoon and night, gun battles were heard in the community of Carrizalillo, town of Buenaventura, and one of the groups took refuge in the scrub land of Benito Juarez, the community that has denounced the presence of organized crime.
Villagers of the Community of Buenaventura had requested the presence of the authorities and the Ministerial Police and State Preventative Police responded.
The inhabitants of the communities where the events took place informed that there were various dead and injured, among them El Borrego, and they assured that members of the two groups fighting utilized ambulances and police cars to carry their wounded.
Later the agents on scene found two more dead bodies and isolated the zone.
14 vehicles used by the groups during the fight were confiscated and taken to Ciudad Juarez
Original article in Spanish at Proceso