16 killed in Christmas-season shootings in central Mexico state of Guanajuato – Times of India

16 killed in Christmas-season shootings in central Mexico state of Guanajuato - Times of India

Mexico CITY: Gunmen attacked a Christmas season party in the early hours of Sunday, killing a dozen people in the town of Salvatera in Mexico’s north-central state of Guanajuato. State prosecutors also reported that four other people were killed in a shooting in the city of Salamanca, but did not elaborate on the circumstances of the attack.
Local media say the victims in Salvatera were leaving an event hall known as a “posada” after a Christmas party when they were shot.
Guanajuato has been the scene of bloody wars between local gangs supported by the Jalisco cartel and the Sinaloa cartel. The state of Mexico has long had the most murders.
Meanwhile, in the Caribbean beach resort of Tulum, three people were shot dead and four others wounded in an attack at a bar on Sunday, authorities said.
Quintana Roo’s state prosecutor said a preliminary investigation showed the shooting “was likely a dispute involving the retail sale of drugs, and therefore never threatened the safety of the public and our guests.”
But a shootout between local drug gangs in Tulum has killed tourists who have been caught in the crossfire in the past.
In Tulum in 2021, two tourists — one a Californian travel blogger born in India and the other German — were killed while dining at a restaurant. They were apparently caught in a shootout between rival drug dealers.
Earlier this year, the US State Department issued a travel alert warning travelers to “increase situational awareness” in Mexico’s Caribbean coastal resorts such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, especially after dark. Do it”.

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