At least 10 dead and 9 wounded in an armed attack at a car rally in northern Mexico

Tragedy struck a sporting event in Mexico after an armed group attacked dozens of civilians leaving fatalities and several injured while the fifth edition of the so-called “Cachanillazo” was taking place in Baja California.

At least 10 people were killed and nine others were injured after an armed attack took place this Saturday during a car racing event in the town of San Vicente, Baja California, in northern Mexico, according to the government of the municipality of Ensenada.

In the middle of the celebration of the fifth edition of the so-called “Cachanillazo” an armed group opened fire on civilians. The first report to 911 was made around 2:18 pm local time (7:00 pm New York time).

In view of this unfortunate situation, the municipal government maintains close coordination with the Baja California State Attorney General’s Office, “in order to assist in the investigations that lead to the clarification of the facts,” the agency said in its official statement.

According to official reports, it all began when a gray van arrived to the area located on the Transpeninsular highway, kilometer 90, in the San Vicente delegation, and several subjects with long guns got out and began to shoot at parked cars.

After the first call to the emergency services, personnel from the municipal police, the State Citizen Security Force, the Secretary of the Navy, the State Investigation Agency, the Secretary of National Defense, the Fire Department and the Mexican Red Cross arrived at the scene.

The Red Cross was in charge of transferring the injured to the urban area of the municipality, and two were treated in San Vicente.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of Ensenada, Armando Ayala, regretted the attack against the participants of this race and those who left this Saturday morning from the area of Playa Hermosa.

He also acknowledged the support of the Attorney General of the State of Baja California, Ricardo Iván Carpio, who entrusted the case to a special investigation group to clarify this event and find the culprits.

“I am in permanent communication with the State Attorney General’s Office, as well as with federal corporations from the three levels of government to provide all the necessary information,” he explained.

In this sense, he detailed that surveillance was increased in the delegations of the southern zone of the municipality of Ensenada and operations will remain active to locate those responsible for the attack.

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