During a concert of the Enigma Norteño Group, five people were killed and two wounded, in the aftermath of a gun attack, inside an entertainment center that is located in the city of La Cruz de Elota.
The violent incident occurred around 2:47 am on Sunday inside the bar; "Antro Bar La Trova", on Gabriel Leyva Solano Avenue. Two versions as to what occurred were given by witnesses.
It was a festive but peaceful environment, when at about 2:30, when three young men entered the restroom where they began an argument with a fourth man who was in the restroom. It is unknown the reason for the conflict but according to this version, the argument turned to blows, which led to guns being drawn and shooting began.
Killed on the spot were José Mercedes Aragón Ayón, Marco Antonio Zepeda and Pilar Ayón Sánchez. A fourth person killed was identified as an Policía Federal agent, Gerardo Martínez, who died while being treated at a Mazatlán hospital.
A fifth man was killed while being treated at the scene by paramedics.
In a second version, which is the police version, an armed group forced their way onto the property where they confronted four persons and forced them into the bathroom, locking the bathroom doors. At this time the four were shot to death.
While the gunmen fled, they encountered a federal police agent, shooting him, and two others. The agent was killed, but the two others survived and were transferred to hospitals