Drug Cartel Hitmen Attack Bar With Guns And Grenades

Story ByMaja Mishevksa, Sub EditorMarija StojkoskaAgencyNewsflash

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

These images show the grisly scene after a gang of cartel hitmen attacked a busy bar with guns and grenades killing five people.

The incident took place on Friday night in a bar called ‘Las Munecas’ (The Dolls), located in the colony of Del Parque, in the city of Celaya in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato.

According to preliminary investigations, six men got out of two vehicles with large weapons and began shooting at the people inside the bar, letting off over 100 rounds.

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Local residents reportedly heard explosions during the incident and it is believed the gang also used grenades in the attack.

Official sources said the gang were hitmen from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and four people, three men and one woman, were found dead at the scene.

Another two were taken to hospital, one man and one woman, both aged 32, and the woman later died from her injuries.

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None of the victims have been named and it is unclear if they were customers or workers in the bar.

Reports state a woman was also kidnapped in the attack but this has not been confirmed by the authorities.

Agents from the General Prosecution of the State of Guanajuato who attended the scene found several cartridges and a motorbike seized outside the bar.

The motive behind the attack remains unclear and the investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been reported.

Local media report the Jalisco New Generation Cartel is considered the most powerful in Mexico, operating in 22 of the country’s 32 states.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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