Thursday, October 17, 2019

Videos: Reporter Records Shootout in Culiacán, Sinaloa; Is it over Iván Guzman?

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ReporteIndigo and Twitter

On Thursday afternoon, social media users reported a shooting and blockades in the streets of Culiacán, Sinaloa , in the Tres Ríos area.

One of the recordings shared would have occurred near the premises of the Attorney General of Sinaloa, at approximately 3:00 p.m. The video was taken by a Hotline reporter, who while recording was able to hear several detonations of firearms. The communicator started his truck and tried to take refuge in a gas station near the place to try to take refuge.

Also, other videos were shared where you can see heavily armed men, in the streets of this entity. 

It is thought the attacks resulted from the arrest of one of the leaders of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).  Other sources say: Preliminary information from local media indicates that the mobilization is due to the alleged capture and / or death of capture of Iván, son of "El Chapo" Guzmán.  Universal says it is: here . VIDEOS next page:

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Access routes are blocked by security forces AND burning buses, vehicles, etc. There was apparently other shootouts in different parts of the city.

According to the testimonies, the events have occurred in the vicinity of the Forum Square , the departure to Los Mochis , in the University City and in the Libertad neighborhood . In other videos, they also report such events in the Malecon and in the Obregón neighborhood.

The call for people, who have had to flee in terror from the streets, is to take refuge where they can and not leave for any reason .

Federal authorities would have achieved Thursday the arrest of Iván Archivaldo Guzmán, son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, in Culiacán, Sinaloa.

The arrest of the alleged offender could have been the cause of the intense confrontation between armed and military civilians. It transpires that an armed group tried to free Guzman, which caused the fray with federal forces.

So far, federal authorities have not confirmed the arrest of Iván Archivaldo Guzmán.

The Sinaloa authorities have indicated that they have no information to confirm or deny the alleged detention of the son of "El Chapo".

The only official confirmation is about the the escape of about twenty prisoners from the Aguaruto Prison in Culiacán.
There are even quite a few people who remain locked in stores and cannot leave due to the different shootings that have been registered in the Sinaloense capital.

Local media reports that early versions indicate that these clashes were allegedly due to the capture of the son of "El Chapo" Guzmán, so armed commandos tried to rescue him and attacked military unit vans.

The cybernaut Manuel Cárcamo, who in his description claims to be a criminal lawyer. He wrote on his Twitter account: “Terrible what happens in Culiacán. Be careful and do not leave your homes. ”

While the communicator Juan Pablo Pérez Díaz published in this same way a video taken by another journalist, at the exact moment that a shooting takes place in this city, while he is hiding behind a vehicle.

"There is a shooting, a strong confrontation at this time, we do not know how many dead there are," said the author of the video.
Three levels of Government have issued statements urging Culiacán citizens to remain calm, stay inside wherever they are.