lunes, 26 de agosto de 2013

Twenty one shot, found dead, dismembered around Mexico

Eight people shot dead in the northern and western states of Chihuahua and Michoacán were among no less than 21 reported killed in presumed criminal incidents around Mexico through 23-25 August. Four killed in Chihuahua included two men shot dead "metres from" a federal police base in the state capital Chihuahua, Milenio reported on 25 August. Four others were found dead, apparently tied up and executed, in the districts of Apatzingán and San Juan Nuevo Parangarcutiro in Michoacán, Proceso reported. A note left by two of the victims indicated they were killed for "thieving" and being members of a community police force, one of the militias local residents have formed in Michoacán to fight criminal gangs. The same review reported the deaths of two policemen and two presumed criminals in a shootout that occurred early on 24 August in the district of Choix in Sinaloa, north-western Mexico. In the southern state of Oaxaca, gunmen kidnapped and killed a couple identified as daughter and son-in-law of an activist of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in that state, Milenio reported. The two were taken from their home on 24 August and later found dead in the district of Cintalapa near the border of the Oaxaca and Chiapas states; they were apparently tortured then shot. She was identified as daughter of the head of the PRI Women's Organisation in San Pedro Tapanatapec in Oaxaca, Milenio reported on 25 August. Three people were killed or found dead in León in the north-central state of Guanajuato on 24-25 August, La Crónica de Hoy reported on 26 August. One of the victims, an unidentified "young man," was found in six plastic bags placed outside a house in that city. In the village of Xaltianguis near Acapulco on the Pacific coast, a woman and her three children - aged nine, four and one year - were shot dead at home; police found them early on 24 August, La Crónica de Hoy reported.

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