Armed Conflicts Leave 7 Dead in Acapulco, Guerrero


The affected localities were the Magallanes subdivision, Libertadores, and the Juan R. Escudero neighborhood.

A series of violent clashes between criminal groups in various neighborhoods of Acapulco resulted in seven deaths, including a woman and a mutilated man.

These acts of violence, which occurred within a few hours, increased concern, and fear among the inhabitants of the region.

Magallanes Subdivision

The incidents were recorded at approximately 5:45 PM on Ignacio Chávez street in the Magallanes subdivision, when armed individuals fired from a vehicle several times at a group of people.

At the scene, the bodies of four men were left near the sidewalk of the El Pueblito handicraft market and inside the store where there were slot machines and various drinks.

The woman who was injured by the gunfire was attended to by paramedics from the Urban Emergency Center of Acapulco (CUMA) and transferred to a hospital, where it was reported that she died as a result of her injuries.

Libertadores Subdivision

Earlier, at 3:30 PM, a man was shot dead in front of the Social Reintegration Center (Cereso) of Las Cruces and the Regional Headquarters of the State Police in the Libertadores subdivision.

The victim was walking towards a convenience store when armed individuals shot him multiple times, leaving him lifeless very close to the parking lot.

Later, the first proceedings were carried out, and the body was ordered to be lifted and transferred to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo).

Juan R. Escudero Neighborhood

In another case, the mutilated body of a man was left inside a pot in the Juan R. Escudero neighborhood, in the upper part of the port.

According to the police report, the discovery occurred in the early minutes of this Thursday, when residents of the area reported that a pot had been abandoned on 12th street, corner of Emiliano Zapata, and had been set on fire.

Elements of the National Guard went to the place and, upon inspecting the pot, found the mutilated remains of a man of approximately 20 years old. According to preliminary reports, the aggressors would have sprayed a pot with gasoline before setting it on fire.

These incidents of violence are framed in a context of growing insecurity in Acapulco, where the fight between criminal groups for control of territories and illicit activities has led to a wave of homicides.

Source: Milenio