|Police ambushed in Ziracuaretiro|
Photo: 90 Grados
By: Francisco Castellanos J. | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Ziracuaretiro, Michoacán— The aftermath of an ambush left at least three policemen dead and eight more wounded when they were opened fire by armed men at the exit of the municipality of Ziracuaretiro along the highway to Uruapan.
The incident took place around 18:00 hours at the height of the gas station El Fresno.
There, members of the Michoacán Police who were patrolling were gunned down by armed civilians.
After the incident, paramedics from the Red Cross, Civil Protection and of Search and Rescue were mobilized to the site.
Shortly after, a strong operation was implemented by the Mexican Army, federal police, and Ministerial Michoacán Police to find those responsible.
The bodies of the fallen policemen were sent to the Forensic Medical Service of Uruapan, 15 minutes from the incident, and to private hospitals in the same area.