Mexico has yet again been the target of another heinous crime, as gunmen opened fire in a public swimming pool in Cortazar, a city in the central state of Guanajuato. In the attack, seven people lost their lives, and the wounded person has been taken to a hospital. One of the victims of this brutal crime was a child younger than seven.
An eyewitness told local authorities that the gunmen arrived at the pool at around 4:30 p.m. local time and opened fire, leaving the guests, including children, screaming and trying to flee the scene. The gunmen also vandalized a nearby business, which included damaging the security cameras and a monitor before leaving.
Social media videos have captured appalling scenes of people in swimsuits distressed and hugging their loved ones while trying to escape the gunfire.
The Mexican army and security forces have been deployed to search for the gunmen behind the attack. However, no arrests have been made yet. Authorities are determining the motive behind the attack, as the state Guanajuato has been dealing with brutal turf wars between rival drug gangs, who are attracted to the region for its road and rail networks that lead straight to the US border.
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s term appears to be the bloodiest in recent history. Violence continues to ravage the country, particularly in the Guanajuato state, which is home to several agriculture and manufacturing companies, producing vehicles for some of the world’s top carmakers. The government’s inability to combat the drug wars has brought extensive criticism and scrutiny upon the ruling party, leaving citizens and their safety at risk.
In conclusion, this incident serves as a tragic reminder of the dangers that the people of Mexico face daily. It highlights the need for the government to strengthen its security measures to ensure that such ruthless criminal acts do not occur in the future. We can only hope that the authorities take appropriate steps to ensure the safety and well-being of the people of Mexico.
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