Twelve shot dead in Mexico bar attack in the gang-ridden state
Unidentified shooters opened fire on a bar in the central Mexican city of Irapuato on Saturday evening, killing six women and six men, local officials said, the second mass shooting in Guanajuato in less than a month.
The city government aforesaid during a statement that three people were gashed within the attack south of Irapuato, and security officers were attempting to trace the attackers.
The motive behind the shooting was not immediately apparent—a preliminary statement from the town placed the toll at eleven.
Guanajuato, a central manufacturing hub and production site for many of the world’s top carmakers, has been battered in recent years by brutal turf wars between rival drug gangs.
On September 21, shooters shot and killed ten people in a barrage in the Guanajuato city of Tarimoro, about 60 miles (96 km) southeast of Irapuato.
President Andres Manuel López Obrador pledged at the tip of 2018 to scale back record levels of mass violence in North American nations. However, he has struggled to prevent the bloodshed.
While homicides have declined somewhat in 2022, López Obrador’s six-year tenure is heading in the right direction to be the foremost in Mexico’s fashionable history by a considerable margin. He has deuced corruption in previous governments by promoting lawlessness.