A week after mutilated corpses were thrown onto the street, limbs and heads collected in plastic bags, with a mocking note to Arturo 'Gross' Herrera and his crew of defectors, who represent CJNG in Tijuana, violence continues.
Yesterday, at least 4 were killed in violence connected to retail drug feuds, and inter gang conflicts, two more were killed, one in a suicide, and another in dispute at a rehabilitation center. A municipal police officer was also wounded in an attack in the Hills Dam colonia, in a wave of continuing executions and targeted killings, since last week.
A couple was killed late yesterday morning in Colonia Ninos Heroes in their home, where another man was killed in the same colonia the night before. In Colonia Nidos De Aguila, another man, nicknamed 'The Skull' was executed, and left in the street. Another executed by men in a grey Cherokee was left in Colonia Chilpancingo.
In the Canyon K area of downtown Tijuana, two more were injured in an attack, the gunmen fled in a white pick up truck. Municipals were also fired upon in Colonia German, no one was injured, and the attackers fled. Late last night in a bar in Macro Plaza, Micheladas, another group was attacked, without detailing how many, and the exact injuries.
As retail traffickers and their gunmen adjust their accounts, and take their feuds into the public streets of the city, the level of impunity is revealed. There is violence in San Diego too, a man was shot with a long rifle, in an ambush in Carlsbad over Labor Day weekend, however, his attackers were arrested a week or so later.
In Tijuana, few, if any of the killers are apprehended, and there is an almost certainty that the crime will go unpunished, in terms of justice delivered in a court room, and not blood smeared pavement in desolate areas of the city, meted out among teenage sicarios, full of crystal.
Sources: AFN Tijuana