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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Violence Continues in Celaya, Guanajuato and Nearby Areas

"Itzli" for Borderland Beat

The city of Celaya, Guanajuato and surrounding areas continue an uptick of violent deaths over the past few days.

Warning: Graphic photos below this point. 

Yesterday, January 24, 2022, it was reported by Borderland Beat, that the remains of a dismembered person were left  across from the Galerias commercial plaza in Celaya. This comes in addition to several violent deaths, likely cartel related, that have plagued the area in recent days.

On Thursday, January 20, 2022, a man in a wheelchair was shot to death while picking up trash near the bus station of the neighboring city of Apaseo el Grande by men aboard a vehicle.

Around 7:00 PM on Friday, January 21, 2022, calls from the about shots being fired in the Santa Teresita neighborhood of Celaya. Upon arrival, police found a woman and two men were found shot to death in the street. Unconfirmed reports indicate they lived in the area and were shot after being forced out of a vehicle.

That same evening, around 9:15 PM, calls were received by 911 reporting gunshots and a dead boy under the a Hwy 45D bridge by the railroad tracks and Rincón del Jardín street in the Rinconada San Miguel neighborhood of Celaya. Police found the body of a man with his hands tied behind his back at the scene.

A man and a woman were killed on Jaime Nuno street, near the corner with Gonzalez Bocanegra, in the Barrio de la Resurrecion of Celaya on Saturday, June 22, 2022.

Sunday, January 23, 2022, saw a number of incidents in and around Celaya. Around 5:40 AM, in the town of San Miguel Octopan, which is part of the Celaya municipality, 53 year old Felipe was killed by shots to his face and abdomen inside his home on La Paz street and his wife injured. Sometime that same night a house on Prolongación Venustiano Carranza street was shot at and set on fire.

Around 6:00 AM that morning Municipal Police offers responded to reports of a dead body on the dirt road connecting San Luis Rey and San Jose de Mendoza, north of Celaya. The victim was found to have been tortured and mutilated.

That evening, on Jazmin street of the the Lindavista neighborhood of Celaya two teenagers, 15 and 17 years old, were shot around 8:00 PM while talking on the street by armed men aboard a vehicle. One of the young men died at the scene and the other was transported to a hospital, where he died from the injuries.

On Monday, January 24, 2022, in the town of San Miguel Octopan, part of the Celaya municipality, a 911 call was made around 7:00 PM, reporting gunshots being fired on Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez street. Police found a bicycle and spent shell casing at the scene. The man who was shot reportedly survived and was taken to the hospital prior to their arrival.

That same evening, around 8:00 PM a man was shot five times in the Toks restaurant in the Plaza Galerias Celaya and a message was left on a poster board nearby. He was later identified as Carlos, who was the owner of two nightclubs.

Sources: AM (1), Informativo Agora, AM (2), AM (3) , AM (4), El Sol del BajioAM (5), AM,


  1. Never a dull day in Mexico, someone is getting murdered every 15 minutes. The murders are so easy, because 100%,of the innocent victims have no weapons to shoot back and defend themselves.

  2. Does anyone know what's going on in this region? Is Cartel Santa Rosa De Lima still active or do they no longer exist? Any imput is appreciated

    1. My understanding is this area is the last stronghold of the Cartel del Santa Rosa de Lima and Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación is pushing hard to wipe them out completely.

  3. Marro should have aligned. Im no Jalisco nuthugger but I dont see ALMO stopping cJNG or Sinaloa. I want him to do more against internal corruption.

    1. Almo is stopping no one, not even his cabinet, but he sure does the blame game.

    2. Hindsight 20/20. I could argue that pride and/or arrogance, as well as stubbornness and not trusting outsiders all played a factor in what Marro did. Besides, in Guanajuato "la vida no vale nada".

  4. Pretty sure the last remnants of csrl are killing the low Street dealers that flipped

  5. Good point Billy Jean and that's part of why things are such a mess. CJNG is pushing to take over and killing everyone the can, some CSRL are flipping to CJNG, others standing firm, CSRL are taking out CJNG when the can as well as those that flipped to CJNG.


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