By: Jaime Luis Brito | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Cuernavaca, Morelos. — Two families were shot in the municipalities of Cuernavaca and Jiutepec, leaving five people dead.
In the first instance, three members of a family, among them a 10 year old girl, were killed by gunfire this past Sunday (Feb. 19) morning in the neighborhood Lomas de Ahuatlán, located north of Cuernavaca.
Two of the victims, a woman and a ten year old girl, were found aboard a gray Nissan Tsuru, with plates from Mexico City. While the third victim, a man, was lying outside the vehicle, on the street, Santa Ana de Amanalco.
Police forces belonging to the State Commission of Security, Attorney General of Justice, and other organizations arrived at the scene in order to carry out investigations and to remove the bodies.
At about the same time, a group of armed men attacked several people in a cemetery located in the Jardín Juárez neighborhood in Jiutepec, where at least two of them died: a man at the scene and a woman on the way to the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) hospital.
According to the police reports, a man, a 9 and a 10 year old minor, and two women, were outside a cemetery on Jesús Achavitia Street when a white Suburban attacked them.
The man, who was in a metropolitan taxi, died at the scene. Meanwhile, the other victims were transferred to the clinic #1 of the IMSS, located on Plan de Ayala Avenue in Cuernavaca. One of the wounded women died along the way to the clinic.
On February 6, in the neighborhood Lauro Ortega in the municipality of Temixco, a family of five was attacked. All were wounded, while three died: two men and an eight month old girl.
This past weekend, other violent acts occurred:
On Saturday, two black bags with the remains of a man were left on the road Tehuiztla-Tilzapotla in the neighborhood Guadalupe, located in the municipality of Jojutla.
The finding occurred at 7 in the morning, when neighbors discovered the bags at the side of the road, which were next to a card with a message signed by a criminal organization: “This is going to happen to the ball of extortionists and kidnappers[,] the cleaning continues. Att. Comando de la Muerte.”
Meanwhile on Saturday morning, at the gate of the secondary school #2 in Cuernavaca, a narcomanta was placed with threats towards different criminal groups. It is not the first time that narcomantas with messages appear in this school as it had happened in 2014.
“Alta Vista excuse us for the inconvenience we are causing you, but…the authorities don’t do anything and they support pigs like Franco Peñaloza Olivo and Beatriz Peñaloza Olivo[.] We will start to clean up people of all scourges and sicarios[,] we’re coming with everything, get ready faggots. Mario Cortes Olivera ‘El Mayín’, Memelas Nene Rojas ‘El Anfora’, Isabel ‘La Chavela’, Don Adan, Jesus Alexander ‘El Chucho’, Richar Parker ‘El Ojitos’, ‘El Pineku’, ‘El Chuky’, ‘Brendan’. To all those sons of motherfuckers…we already know in what you move in dogs so we recommend you to not be out so late gentlemen [,] and don’t even be playing sicario in cars, trucks, or motorcycles. Your mother would run away…
P.S. Thanks for your understanding! Attention [,] we don’t get involved with innocent people.”