Armed gunmen killed at least 17 people in Michoacán

Armed gunmen killed at least 17 people in Michoacán

Michoacán Shooting

Armed gunmen killed at least 17 people who had attended a wake in the municipality of San José Gracia, in the western Mexican state of Michoacán.

The multiple homicide, in which according to preliminary information 17 people would have died, was recorded in a video circulating on social networks where you can see armed men getting out of trucks and executing the victims who are against a wall.

According to information from local media, the massacre took place outside the wake, where the armed group arrived and took the victims out and then shot them.

The homicides would have occurred in a region where the Jalisco New Generation Cartel holds control of the territory.

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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