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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Confrontation That "Didn't Happen": Chapitos vs Rusos Shootout in Tecolotes, Sinaloa

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At around 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, there were multiple reports received by the El Tepuche, Sinaloa receivership of shootouts occurring the in the area of Tecolotes. At least one of the reports alleged that they saw over 50 men had died in the violent confrontations. 

The town of Tecolotes is smaller and more rural then El Tepuche, both located north of Culiacán, Sinaloa. Tecolotes is a roughly 12 minute drive away from the town of El Tepuche and a roughly 41 minute drive away from Culiacán.

State police officers along with Army (SEDENA) and National Guard soldiers traveled to the town of Tecolotes in response to these reports. They say the only sign of a confrontation they encountered was an abandoned pick up truck which showed bullet impacts. Personnel reportedly did not find any injured or deceased persons. They also report they did not find any firearms. 

Later, Sinaloa's Secretary of Public Security Cristóbal Castañeda Camarillo confirmed that the authorities had received reports of confrontations and police traveled to the town of Tecolotes to verify the reports.

He released an official statement on twitter which read:


In coordination with @SEDENAmx and @GN_MEXICO_, we responded to a report of an alleged confrontation in Tepuche #Culiacán, while conducting patrols in the community of Tecoletes [sic], a pickup truck was located with gunshot wounds. No injuries or deaths were found.

Authorities from the three levels of government have reinforced security in the area. @sspsinaloa1@C4iSinaloa #9-1-1

The abandoned white Toyota pickup truck that was found by state police in Tecolotes (shown below) shows a significant amount of bullet impacts. Some news sources such as Proceso report that not one but two pick up trucks were discovered. 


The shootouts in Tecolotes were reportedly between rival groups of armed men. Social media rumors allege that the shoot outs were between Sinaloa cartel's Los Chapitos hitmen and Jesús Alexander Sánchez Félix alias "El Ruso" hitmen, from the Ismael Zambada García "El Mayo" side of the Sinaloa Cartel. However, there are no news outlets that confirm these two cartels are involved.

Despite the official releases indicating that no one was found to have been injured or deceased from a shooting in Tecolotes, video emerged online which some claim depicts cartel hitmen intercepting a Red Cross ambulance in order to load their injured hitmen into the vehicle. See video below. 

Video Source: @fernand17704066 on Twitter

The video was uploaded with this description by the user:

The ambulance is stopped in the southbound lane of Obregón Avenue and in the oncoming lane is a gray Toyota pickup truck and behind it a white pickup truck. At least three injured people are taken out of the gray truck and loaded into the ambulance. According to the person recording the video, the injured are "morillos" [youngsters, kids]. The ambulance is apparently a private ambulance. So far the authorities have not reported if they have located the injured in any hospital.

Strengthening these claims about the video is Ríodoce newspaper, which not only covered the video but named the approximate location the video took place. They state the video was recorded in the 6 de Enero neighborhood of northern Culiacán, on Álvaro Obregón Avenue.

Ríodoce is a news outlet famous for its coverage of the cartel wars. Ríodoce previously had its editor, Javier Valdez Cárdenas, allegedly killed for his coverage of the activities of Dámaso López Serrano, known as "El Mini Lic".

There are online rumors that on the morning of of July 14, 2021, one of the gunmen injured in the confrontation died as a result of his wounds. He allegedly was receiving medical care inside a private hospital and he was not officially connected to the Tecolotes shooting, which authorities maintain caused to no injuries that they have been able to discover. A SEMEFO truck, or forensic medical truck was photographed outside the alleged location where the gunman died. 



Video Source: @fernand17704066 on Twitter

Sources: Riodoce Article 1, Article 2, Debate, SDP Noticias, Proceso, Sinaloa Hoy

42 comments:

  1. Double cab Toyota, wrong vehicle and wrong place . . better a old VW van . .

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  2. Sinaloa government is something else, they're literally at the mercy of el mayo zambada- for good, or for worse.

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    1. Don’t feel too sorry for those people, they run for office because they want that bribe money, they live lavish most of the time at the public’s expense, so who’s the real culprit, mayo or the gov’t? Who runs who, is the government really helpless victims or are they just narcissists who are highly skilled in manipulating our perception?

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    2. Sinaloa is not at the mercy of MZ. It is rather married to the mob.

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    3. El mayo aint no saint to be honest hes a piece of shit but better him than the chapitos. Them fucking youngsters are wild and stupid just like their dad whom is a moron. Or someone worse like a mencha. Mayo better get cds in line befroe cds fractures to the point of no return like the cdg and zetas or the tijuana cartel or so many other of the old big cartels that splintered or disappeared because of internal beefs

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    4. Married to the mob, yes, and MZ wears the pants in that relationship.

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    5. Zetas still here buddy keep dreaming have you seen tamps lately cdn gaining lots of territory

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    6. Mayo zambada aka Fidel castro jr

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    7. Mencho is way better keeps all the terreno he runs calm doesn’t allow his people to show big arms if patrolling the pueblos etc no extortions no break ins etc don’t speak on things you know nothing about some of y’all look like idiots

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    8. 825
      Just like your looking like a idiot now? Nobody even mentioned mencho? Why are you CDS deepthroaters always deflecting? My statement was simply based on these events, the clashes happened, then the local government tries denying it? I'm sure that's what zambadas orders are, keep the media in sinaloa silenced, unlike menchos, hes under a fucken magnifying glass. Smh.

      That's how you tell the CDS hardcore fan boys apart, they always bust out with some random bs, "but but what about mencho"? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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    9. 1:57 zetas are still here but in a dozen factions. Cdn zve zetas sangre nueva etc. They were never a true unified unit they were more like a group of associated cells that reported to lazcano but when el z 40 took it over they started to splinter fast and never again it was one group.

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    10. 825 you’re part of that “y’all “ pendejo

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  3. One thing for sure is Sinaloa operatives have lots of battle experience from past wars zetas.beltran. Arellano.carrillo. and lets not forget they the only cartel who put the government and military on its knees .and gave CJNG 50 dead Gun man . Sinaloa is no joke its talibans on mexican soil.

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    1. What experience? 🤣 They always using the government to fight rivals or threaten innocent families of soldiers.

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    2. The sicarios from those days are long gone kid, either dead in prison our out of the game cuz their cell or boss is done.. all of the sicarios now a days are young kids that shit themselves once the shooting starts. Son monos de adorno and nothing else

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    3. Hijo corre a limpiar tu cuarto y deja de consumir tanta droga que estas quedando bien pendejo 😂😂😂

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  4. Why are the factions fighting?

    "Looking for Jale Azul" Kathi

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  5. 50 dead men ? That was a hell of a shoot out?

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    1. I doubt 50, barely anything found. While los Chapitos are fighting the rusos, u have mayo fighting el mencho. They need to get their shit straight.

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  6. Anything on the 40 weapons and shit load of ammo "stolen" from the Guardia Nacional in chiapas?

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  7. The news out of this area is the same as a communist controlled country.... nothing gets reported except for what the dictator allows.... absolute power always equals absolute corruption...
    Online rumors blah blah blah...

    GC

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    1. Isn't this what the GOP in this country wants?

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  8. Rumors that C.U. actually rescued el Kiro. Anyone else heard about it?

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    1. 9:21 sounds like cjng chickened out,pinches culones..

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    2. Fake news. He was never in any danger, it was an excuse to blitzkrieg Buenavista. Z40 is imprisoned a few kilometers from there, don't be surprised if he is freed from the CEFERESO soon. Whatever the source you got this information from is bunk

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    3. It was all staged, if maguey really had him, he would've killed him.
      Kiro is abuelos people, who maguey hates with a passion. It was all carefully staged.

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    4. He was never kidnapped he was bidding out in Opolito Moras Ranch it was all an excuse to go into Buenavista to get El Maguey out of there and it only took government and about 400 pistoleros to get him and his 20 guys out of there

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    5. He was never kidnapped. CU just needed help from the Army to take Buenavista, so they made that up.

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    6. Z40 IS NOT IN BUENAVISTA HE IS IMPRISONED IN ALTIPLANO IN JUAREZ

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    7. ElMeroMero, El Maguey ran out of Buenavista as soon as he heard CU were going after him. Don't pretend that he put up a fight. He's a fucking chicken. He left some of his people behind and they got slaughtered.

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  9. 50 dead? Sounds like someone confused a corrido for news.

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  10. ITS OFFICIAL, COMPA MAGUEY WAS KILLED IN THE C.U SIEGE.

    R.I.P COMANDANTE MAGUEY

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    1. I am sorry I don't read comments with all capitals.

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    2. Me too I do read comments with all capitals.

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    3. Merry 3, I don't like people that use capitals improperly.

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  11. Have seen a meme going around of Nini crying/screaming saying he’s being surrounded by Rusos so I don’t think it went too well for Chapitos in this fight.

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  12. Both were just bragging, but no action.

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  13. I seen a video of him on a gurney.

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  14. Sol do you have a link for a report about El Kiro. Also keep up the great work. I really enjoy this site. I love Mexico, the culture and the people. I wish the cartel would just let us be.

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