At least five dead, all men, left an armed attack on a fast soccer field in the municipality of Guadalupe in the city of Zacatecas, capital of the homonymous state, in the center-north of the country, state authorities reported this Saturday.

In a statement, the spokesperson for the State Peacebuilding Board of the state reported that municipal, state and federal security forces deployed an operation in the aforementioned municipality after “an attack with firearms was recorded, in which they lost life five people”.

The institution reported that after receiving a report through the emergency system that stated that in the Bonito Pueblo neighborhood, firearm detonations had been heard on a fast soccer field, the security agents and emergency units mobilized.

Upon arrival, the agents confirmed that there were five injured people, who, when assessed, “no longer had vital signs and were all male.”

Subsequently, the security forces were deployed in areas surrounding the crime scene, to try to locate and, if possible, arrest those responsible for the attack.

Meanwhile, agents of the State Attorney General’s Office began the corresponding expert actions, in order to integrate the investigation folder.

Since November 2021 and given the increase in violence and insecurity, the federal government implemented the Zacatecas Plan with the deployment of different security forces in the state.

On October 20, the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) reported that the number of intentional homicides in Mexico fell 8.1% annually in the first three quarters of 2022, to 23,351, from 25,406 in the same period of 2021.

Mexico registered 33,308 homicides in 2021 after the two most violent years in its history, under the mandate of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with 34,690 murder victims in 2019 and 34,554 in 2020.

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