Sunday, June 16, 2024

6 police gunned down in Guadalajara in one day

Six police officers have been shot and killed in the space of less than 24 hours in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area.

The first incident took place yesterday morning in the Loma Dorada neighborhood of Tonalá when armed civilians attacked a senior police officer and his three bodyguards. The senior officer, who was third in command of the Guadalajara police, had just left his home when the attack took place.

The police returned the fire and wounded some of the attackers, but all four officers died at the scene and the aggressors escaped.

The mayor-elect of Guadalajara said the attack was in response to “the good job” that Eduardo Plazola had been doing to combat crime.

“He was a commander who was at the head of all the operations in which there had been arrests; he had produced results . . .” said Ismael del Toro.

The police force said the same in a statement. The attack was a result of “important arrests of members of organized crime groups” in recent weeks.

Two more officers were killed late last night in Zapopan while investigating the theft of a vehicle. After a chase, they caught up with the suspects in El Mante. But the latter opened fire, killing one officer at the scene. The second died later in hospital.

Source: Informador (sp), Milenio (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
Two damaged SUVs after a car accident.

President-elect Sheinbaum unharmed after a deadly accident involving her motorcade

0
The crash killed an elderly woman and injured another person. No injuries were reported among Sheinbaum and her team.
Young fruit seller looks at his cell phone in Mexico City

Over 80% of Mexicans are now internet users, up 9.7 points from 2020

0
Connectivity has increased steadily in Mexico, particularly among the young, though there is still a digital divide between urban and rural areas.
A lake with low water levels in Toluca

Below-average rainfall worsens drought conditions as Mexico awaits summer rains

2
The country is in the grip of one of the worst droughts in the last decade, with half the usual amount of rain so far this year.