at least 10 dead and several injured in a shooting at a car show

at least 10 dead and several injured in a shooting at a car show

At least 10 people were killed and nine wounded in a shooting Saturday at a car show in Baja Californiain the north of Mexicoreported the municipal government.

The attack happened in the afternoon during an exhibition of all-terrain car racing in the San Vicente area of ​​the city of Ensenada.

According to reports of calls to 911, people with long guns got out of a gray van and started shooting at the participants at a gas station. Municipal and state police, Marines, Firefighters and the Mexican Red Cross, among other agencies, arrived at the scene.

The mayor, Armando Ayala Robles, said that the state attorney general, Ricardo Iván Carpio Sánchez, commissioned a special group to investigate the shooting.

Videos posted on social networks They showed the bodies of some victims next to SUVs on a dusty sidewalk.

The statement of the Baja California Prosecutor’s Office

The Baja California Prosecutor’s Office announced in a statement the formation of a “special investigative group” to identify the murderers and determine the motives for the massacre, reported the AFP news agency.

Some injured received care local red cross emergency paramedicswho later transferred them to hospitals in the urban center of Ensenada, a municipality of about 440,000 inhabitants.

lower california is one of the states where more intentional homicides are committed in Mexicothe majority attributed by the Government to wars between organized crime gangs.

Between January and April last year, there were 721 murders in the state, according to official data.

That and five other territorial entities concentrate 47.3% of the total homicides registered in the country in the same period (9,912 cases).

Mexico is involved in a spiral of violence that has left almost 400,000 dead and tens of thousands disappeared since 2006when the Government launched a controversial anti-drug offensive with the support of the United States and the participation of the Armed Forces.

Source: Ambito

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