Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tijuana: 15 murders in the last 24 hours

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Zeta Tijuana

In Tijuana, unstoppable violence continues. In the last 24 hours, 13 men and two women have been killed in different parts of the city. 

At 07:00 hours in the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood, two lifeless bodies were found and their faces were wrapped in plastic bags. They died from apparent strangulation. 

A burned body was located in a water basin of the CESPT located on Roble Street, in the El Carmen neighborhood. 

The corpse of a male aged 60 to 70 years was found in a bag located on the Libramiento Rosas Magallón in Cañón del Matadero.

In Palmas street in the Campestre Murua neighborhood, the charred body of a man was located. 

In an armed attack occurring on Abelardo L. Rodríguez Street in the Ejido Matamoros neighborhood, Luis Javier Hernández Ramos died and another subject was wounded. Witnesses reported that three men aboard a golden-colored Cherokee pickup arrived at the scene and asked for "Luis" shooting their firearms. 

Jesús Elías Salazar Ramírez was killed gunshots in the neighborhood of Mariano Matamoros Sur. The victim had received death threats from a person nicknamed "Fibi". 

A woman was killed with a sharp object and her putrefying body was found in a bathroom at the Vicente Riva Palacios residence # 504, in the Otay Nueva Tijuana neighborhood. 

A double homicide was registered in the El Peñón neighborhood, in the La Presa Delegation. The victims were identified as Iván Uriel de Jesús and Margarito de Jesús Frías. 

Shot with a firearm, a woman between 25 and 30 years old died in Calle del Nogal Este, in the La Morita II neighborhood.

On the morning of July 25, when he was on board a vehicle, Arturo Gutiérrez Valle was killed at point-blank range on Avenida de La Amistad, inside the "Pera" parking lot, in the Empleados Federales neighborhood. 

Outside the Hotel Niza, located on Coahuila avenue in the Central Zone, a blue suitcase with a corpse with signs of strangulation was found. Information revealed to ZETA indicates that the victim is allegedly Jhonatán Alexander Romero, alias "El Jhony", "El Moreno", "El Fory", "El 40". The now deceased was presumably shot on June 19 in the same area. On that occasion two men with a .45-caliber firearm were registered.

At 05:30 hours on Mitla street, in the Mariano Matamoros neighborhood, a man was shot to death, so far unidentified. 

Finally, at 07:30 hours on the Tijuana-Tecate highway near Plaza Sendero, a lifeless body of a subject was located in a white plastic bag. 

So far no people are being detained for the previous crimes.