Murders en Tijuas
Thousands lined the sand in Rosarito Beach, seeking relief from the simmering heat sweeping Southern California and Baja Norte, glistening waters and strong surf pounded the beach, marijuana and churro scents linger, Tecate cans are opened and corridos and top 40 blare from speakers...it is an escape from the heat and the grueling work weeks....
While Tijuana and Rosarito remain safe, there is another reality, not far from the beaches, and not far from the crowds, a reality where ongoing narco distribution feuds are settled with gunfire and narco cartulinas, tossed upon dead bodies, and taped to windows. Enemies and contras are caught where they can be, buying groceries, in their home, or eating sushi....
In Yokomo Sushi, on Blvd. Diaz Ordaz, on the 13th of August, two men entered, their images captured on security cameras and executed Cesar Acosta Lopez, who took at least 8 bullets, including one to the forehead. One man acted as a lookout, while the other fired bullets into Lopez's face, neck, and chest. It is believed his murder is linked to retail drug disputes in the city.
The next day, gunmen arrived to a home in San Antonio De Los Buenos, in grey Dodge Durango, they entered the home and murdered three people inside, between the ages of 40 and 45. The following day, in Real division of San Francisco, a man was murdered in his vehicle, the shooters fled in a compact car.
On August 17th, a body was discovered in a small Toyota truck, covered with branches and leaves in the cargo bay, on avenue Parral Chihuahua. The body, nor cause of death, has not been identified. Later that day, in Colonia Tres De Octubres, off Sanchez Tadoaba, a man was executed on the street.
It is far from an unsafe city, but the murders continue, and it may be easy to sweep it under the proverbial rug, lost in facebook updates and weekend plans, as many do, who are not to blame for their reaction, or the deaths....it is important for some to know, as much as we are able, about the deaths that do not stop.
Sources: AFN Tijuana