A shooting in the tourist port of Acapulco, in southwestern Mexico, left one dead and one injured on Monday, while in the central state of Zacatecas three other people were killed in an armed attack.
In Acapulco, the attackers, who were aboard a boat, shot a man amid dozens of tourists on the Majahua beach of Puerto Marqués, authorities said.
The Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office said in a statement that a man who was identified as Raúl “N” died in the shooting, and another, whose identity was not specified, was injured and had to be transferred to a hospital.
Images of tourists and workers leaving Majahua Beach after the shooting were disseminated through social networks.
The incident occurred less than a month after a similar one in Puerto Morelos, in the Mexican Caribbean, where armed people shot and killed two men amid dozens of tourists and then fled in a boat.
To face insecurity in the Riviera Maya, one of the jewels of that region, the federal government agreed to send 1,445 elements of the National Guard to the state of Quintana Roo as of December 1.
On the other hand, in the central municipality of Guadalupe, in Zacatecas, three people were killed on Monday night in an armed attack in a neighborhood, according to a statement from the state’s Public Security Secretariat.
The attack occurs a few days after the federal government ordered the dispatch of 460 additional troops from the Army and the National Guard to Zacatecas to reinforce security in an area where more than a dozen homicides have been reported so far this month as consequence of clashes between drug cartels and actions of criminal organizations.
Between January and October, 28,101 intentional homicides were registered in the country, 3.9% less than in the same period of the previous year, announced the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection last week.
The security policies developed by the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during the first three years of his administration have been questioned by opponents and analysts, who maintain that there is no defined plan and that only isolated actions are applied that have not contributed to solve the problem of crime in the country.
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