At least 24 people have been killed and seven others injured in an attack on a detoxification center in the Mexican state of Guanajauto in central Mexico.
The event took place in the city of Irapuato when a group of armed men broke into the center and randomly shot the people inside, city security chief Alberto Cortés Zavala said. According to the Milenio newspaper, local authorities have assured the center that it lacks the necessary authorization.
Irapuato Mayor Ricardo Ortiz condemned the attack and called on the various administrations to “close the ranks”. “Let’s coordinate so that our community and the whole country can rest,” he said on Twitter.
The governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, also regretted the events and warned that “the violence caused by organized crime not only takes the lives of young people” but “also deprives the Guanajuato families of peace” “”
“Guanajuato and its institutions have an absolute commitment to the judiciary. Today, coordinated intervention by federal and state authorities is required more than ever to successfully address this situation,” added the governor, who promised to work for the judiciary. Restoration of the state “.