December 9, 2023

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A band of gunmen invaded a resort the place dozens of vacationers had been spending the weekend in central Mexico and opened hearth, killing six adults and a 7-year-old, authorities mentioned.

Officers within the Cortazar municipality in Guanajuato state mentioned in an announcement that an eighth individual was critically wounded within the midafternoon assault on the La Palma resort. The assertion didn’t speculate on a attainable motive.

After the taking pictures, the attackers destroyed the spa store and took the safety cameras earlier than fleeing, officers mentioned. Three ladies, three males and the kid died.

A video posted on social media reveals a number of individuals in swimsuits working about crying, screaming and hugging their youngsters.

Mexican troopers and police aided by a helicopter had been looking for the attackers.

Guanajuato, an agricultural and industrial hub, has been Mexico’s most violent state for years. The Jalisco New Technology drug cartel has been preventing with native prison teams, together with the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel, which is outwardly backed by the Sinaloa cartel.

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