Tijuana: Public executions continue
Violence tends to follow a trend in Tijuana, constant escalations and killings that threaten to return to the gruesome public atrocities that infected the city in 2008, in the months after El Teo and El Inge's gunmen publicly severed ties. That shootout at Insurgentes bridge left 15 dead in the aftermath of a running gun battle, cars and businesses and bodies were riddled with high caliber bullets when it was over.
The headlines and panicked cries of the public followed, and began the exodus of Tijuanese to San Diego communities, like Eastlake, Bonita, and La Jolla. The body for body, limb for limb war also began, which destroyed any illusions of Tijuana's drug mafias, not having carte blanche in the city. In the wake of that war, much as changed, leaders and depraved enforcers are captured, killed, influences are sold, resold, and sold again.
Police chiefs, mayors, and governors cycle in and cycle out. The Zeta publishes weekly. The violence has yet to spill over the brutal metric of the 2008 years, but the widespread fears and insecurity continue to plague Tijuana. Killings, shootings, and public displays of bodies always smooth out, just before boiling over. The last few months in Tijuana have reached this level. Dozens of murders, many in public, restaurants, as families dine, and later sit in shock, as killers empty bullet after bullet into their target, whose blood swims on the floor. Bodies are found throughout the city, lower profile murders happen multiple times in a day, in neighboring colonias.
An 18 year old was shot 8 times, and killed this morning in Terras De De Valle, Omar Perez, executed around 5:00 AM by gunmen. Last night, 4 gunmen entered the often crowded, large, Plaza Rio at killed a man who worked at a Currency Exchange, shooting him repeatedly, and stealing a bag the man carried, as he lay, dying. The bag presumably contained the days take. Currency changing facilities are known to launder drug proceeds, and would be an easy target for rivals, though nothing has been linked to organized crime in this case. 4 men to kill and rob one man, speaks to a planned murder, less then a simple robbery.
And bodies keep turning up, in Playas, one mans body found decomposing in a 2003 Volkswagon, with Guerrero plates, and another bag of dismembered body parts tossed out of a truck in Lazaro Cardenas Colony, in the morning. The body parts were in black bags, and tied with tan tape.
The PEP arrested Daniel 'El Danny' Medina Ortega, a former employee of the detained Hugo Godoy, 'El Moreno' who ran distribution cells and killed many rivals in 2014 and 2015. The cells were under Los Uriartes and fought Los Mayos. Many 'Dannys' remain in Tijuana, 20 year old kids, knifes slick with blood, cell phones full of pics of bodies, 9mm's in their reach...
Sources: AFN Tijuana