At least seven people were killed this Monday in a mechanical workshop in the municipality of Salvatierra, in the state Mexican Guanajuato (center), state authorities reported.

The events occurred this afternoon in the San Nicolás de los Agustinos community, on the outskirts of Salvatierra, a municipality of around 94,000 inhabitants.

Subjects attacked people who were in a motorcycle workshop with firearms, leaving seven dead and two injured.

The attack took place in the same municipality where Javier Barajas Piña, 27, an official of the State Commission for the Search of Missing Persons, was murdered on May 30.

Javier was the brother of Guadalupe Barajas Piña, a primary school teacher who was reported missing on February 29, 2020, in Salvatierra, and whose remains were found in a clandestine grave in the same municipality.


Since 2018, the state of Guanajuato, one of the main pillars of the automotive industry in Mexico, is the one that concentrates the highest number of homicides in the country.

In the first five months of this year, it maintains that place with 1,545 people killed, while throughout the country the figure reaches 14,243 victims.

However, local authorities maintain that nine out of 10 of these cases have some connection to the dispute between organized crime groups.

This Monday, the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) of Mexico reported 2,963 homicides in May, making it its most violent month so far in 2021 and one of the 10 bloodiest so far in the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who came to power on December 1, 2018.

Mexico has recorded the two most violent years in its history in the first tranche of the López Obrador government, with 34,682 murder victims in 2019 and 34,554 in 2020.

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