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At least twelve killed in a shootout between rival gangs in Mexico

June 21, 2020

At least 12 people died in a clash between criminal gangs with large firearms near the city of Caborca ​​in the Sonoran Desert near the Mexico-United States border. Fires have also been reported in homes, cars and gas stations.

At around 11:00 p.m. on Friday, witnesses alerted the authorities after a group of armed killers in 50 vehicles arrived on the city streets. Shortly afterwards they attacked several private houses, vehicles parked on public streets and a gas station, reports the Mexican newspaper ‘La Jornada’.

Neighbors warned on social networks that no one took to the streets and turned into a “war zone”. The published videos show heavily armed hoods that fire and fire.

At least twelve killed in a shootout between rival gangs in MexicoAt least twelve killed in a shootout between rival gangs in Mexico

On Saturday morning, the bodies of at least eleven men with gunshot wounds were in a ditch on the Caborca-Sonoyta motorway. The last body was next to two trucks and a high-performance Barrett rifle.

Members of the city police, state police for public security, the army and the national guard guard the area of ​​confrontation.