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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Five Killed in Nighttime Attack at Motorcycle Repair Shop in Yautepec, Morelos

By “El Huaso” for Borderland Beat

Five men were killed after several armed gunmen opened fire after storming into a motorcycle repair shop in the municipality of Yautepec, Morelos.

Police and paramedics responded to reports of gunfire after 9:00 p.m., but found all five victims already dead on the floor of the shop, which is located in colonia Tabachines neighborhood in the north east of Yautepec. 

According to witnesses, the attackers were several armed men.

Mechanics, tire repair shops, and other similar automotive businesses are often attacked in central Mexico as they are common selling points for stolen fuel and sometimes drugs, making them crucial control points for criminal groups. 

The nearby fuel theft plagued state of Guanajuato is the epicenter of these attacks, with 138 over the last 10 years, according to the Small Wars Journal.

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  1. How many of the employees are just trying to eek out a living of some kind for themselves and their families? Not involved in cartel activity except by having employment somewhere that could be. Collateral damage, so unfair.

    1. agreed. impossible to know who is connected

    2. Its because all the top dogs are chickenshi- and it's so corrupt they let these pus-ies do what they want and take payouts to look the other way

    3. Who knows, man. Probably none of them was involved. Maybe the owner didn´t pay the piso and that´s it. Or some scumbags have arrived to "calentar la plaza", This shit sucks to kingdom come.


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