A massacre which occurred in a Mexican bar has left at least 11 people dead.
This was revealed by Mexican authorities on Sunday September 27, 2020, aadding that regardless of the government’s pledge to stop gang violence, homicide rate keeps increasing.
The attorney general’s office of the central Mexican state of Guanajuato said, “Bodies of seven men and four women were found in the bar in the early hours of Sunday morning in the city of Jaral del Progreso.”
“Another woman was found with gunshot injuries, authorities said in a news release,” he added.
Guanajuato, a major carmaking hub, has become a recurring scene of criminal violence in Mexico, ravaged by a turf war between the local Santa Rosa de Lima gang and the powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
In July, gunmen killed 24 people at a drug rehabilitation center in Guanajuato, marking one of the worst mass slayings since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office pledging to reduce record levels of violence.