Ten people killed as gang disagrees


Ten people killed as gang disagrees
Ten people killed as gang disagrees

Ten people were killed in an attack on a beer distribution centre near Monterrey, Mexico, on Friday, in what authorities said was part of a dispute between gang members.

An unknown number of armed men entered the business in the town of Garcia, Nuevo Leon, and started shooting at those inside, the state prosecutor, Javier Flores, said at a news conference.

“The preliminary information we have is that various armed subjects entered the site, threatened the workers inside a distribution centre, and started attacking them. In total 10 people lost their lives through these regrettable acts, without any person reported as surviving as injured. At the moment, the preliminary investigation is that which corresponds to one involving members of an organised group,” he specified.

Seven died at the scene and three died in the hospital, Flores said.

He added that guns, ammunition magazines and packages of drugs ready to be sold were found at the distribution centre.

Nuevo Leon was home to some of the worst episodes in the bloody offence against the drug cartels launched in 2006 by then-President Felipe Calderon, but homicides started to drop significantly in 2013.

The governor-elect of the state, Jaime Rodriguez, is the former mayor of Garcia, and during his term he was subject to two assassination attempts, allegedly by the Zetas, one of the most violent drug gangs in the country.

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