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Gunmen opened fire on 7 people in Zacatecas, in the midst of searching for the escaped prisoners from Cieneguillas

An armed command opened fire on seven people outside a beer store in Villanueva, Zacatecas.  (Photo: Facebook M Israel Dorado Hdz)
An armed command opened fire on seven people outside a beer store in Villanueva, Zacatecas. (Photo: Facebook M Israel Dorado Hdz)

The wave of violence continues its scourge Zacatecas, then in the municipality of Villanueva a new shooting was reported where seven people they were attacked.

The event was recorded around 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, when a armed command arrived outside a community liquor store The strong, to later open fire on those present without saying a word.

As confirmed by the Spokesperson of the State Peacebuilding Board, the crime caused the death of three people: two of them died at the scene, while the third lost her life on the way to the hospital where she would receive medical attention.

Meanwhile, the four victims remaining were seriously injured and transferred to different hospitals. According to unofficial reports, were the relatives and acquaintances themselves who took the wounded to the medical units; staff of these indicated that they arrived unconscious.

Seven people were victims of an armed attack: three of them died.  (Photo: Facebook M Israel Dorado Hdz)
Seven people were victims of an armed attack: three of them died. (Photo: Facebook M Israel Dorado Hdz)

Hence, when authorities from the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) carried out the corresponding protocols, only the two fatalities lying on the ground at the foot of the federal highway 54.

For their part, security forces deployed operations across the sky and land in order to find those responsible. However, they managed to escape and so far their identities or possible criminal group to which they could belong are unknown.

Local media highlighted that a few kilometers from the place of the attack was a checkpoint of National Guard (GN), but, they affirmed, its elements were only present in the lifting of the body.

The municipality of Villanueva is located just over 50 kilometers from Cieneguillademarcation where a day before, October 8, it was reported the escape of at least seven inmates of the Social Reintegration Center (Cereso) in broad daylight. It is even presumed that Federal Highway 54 (where the store attacked) was one of the fugitives’ escape routes.

The town of El Fuerte is located 50 kilometers from Cieneguillas, from whose prison seven inmates escaped.  (Photo: LEONARDO GARZA TREVIÑO/CUARTOSCURO.COM)
The town of El Fuerte is located 50 kilometers from Cieneguillas, from whose prison seven inmates escaped. (Photo: LEONARDO GARZA TREVIÑO/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

On October 8, the security of the Cieneguillas prison was violated after seven inmates will escape of the facilities without the authorities being able to stop them.

According to initial reports, the people deprived of their liberty escaped through one of the walls of the Center for Social Reintegration, after part of the wall was collapsed with a vehicle, which was abandoned and set on fire in a nearby crop field.

According to a statement from the State Peacebuilding Board of Zacatecas, the people who escaped from prison are from Zacatecas (5), Durango (1) and Veracruz (1), who were serving sentences for crimes under federal and common law.

The Cieneguilla Cereso has recorded various irregularities, fights, as well as other leaks. Two and a half years ago, on May 6, 2020, also 12 members escaped from a cell derived from the Zetas, who made a clandestine tunnel.

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