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Friday, February 17, 2023

Two Dead After Tire Repair Shop Attacked In San José Iturbide, Guanajuato

By "El Huaso" for Borderland Beat

Two were killed and one was injured after an armed attack against a tire repair shop (vulcanizadora) in El Tulillo de Abajo, a neighborhood of San José Iturbide, Guanajuato, reported local journalist Miguel Ángel Mejía H. Tire repair shops in Guanajuato are attacked frequently, as they are sometimes used as fronts for criminal activity. 

Video from Miguel Ángel Mejía H Twitter @miguelmejiah

Over the past 10 years, 139 tire repair shops have been violently attacked in Guanajuato, causing over 215 deaths, according to an article published by the Small Wars Journal. The article argues that the attacks are related to the Cártel Santa Rosa de Lima (CSRL), and the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) turf war, which has made Guanajuato the most violent state in Mexico.

According to an interview with security expert David Saucedo, the attacks are the result of a targeted campaign by both criminal groups to destroy each other's economic engines, as the tire shops are used as sites for the dealing of meth and stolen gasoline.

Tire Repair Shops Across all of Mexico (2013-2022) Source

Tire Repair Shops Across all of Guanajuato (2013-2022) Source


Miguel Ángel Mejía H Twitter @miguelmejiah

Why Tire Repair Workshops Are the Target of a Wave of Violence - Small Wars Journal 


  1. This happens quite often in beautiful Tijuana Baja California Norte San Diego’s affordable housing district!!

    1. I had a friend (Mexican) who said he got dragged down to TJ during the mid 90s and nearly lost his life to a (supposed) police officer…

      He says is there was a neighborhood where all the curbs were painted red, and it was like being in Hell on Earth..

      Can someone help enlighten what neighborhood this was? Or was is it indeed Zona Norte?

    2. Yeah. That shits been going on north of Burbank beetween the churches.

  2. Places not to work at in GTO:

    1. Tire shops - check!
    2. Taco shops - check!
    3. Next?

  3. Why are tire shops targeted so often?

    1. It’s related to fuel theft and meth sales. This article outlines it

    2. Lol — You just know some shits going on when you have a 24 hour tire shop…

      What next, 24 hour furniture shops?

  4. I would go along w scumbags & sell their shit, right after i notify the right cops so that they could publicly arrest me for a week. Their only hope


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