July 10, 2013
Acapulco is no stranger to drug violence, as it was one of the first cities in Mexico to be hit with savage murders when the offensive against drug cartels began in 2006. Violence has been steady, slowly scaring away international tourists, yet not enough to scare away Mexico City weekend travelers. The city has remained popular with local tourists despite high profile murders and kidnappings, which usually occur on the outskirts of the tourist zone.
In recent days violence has seen an uptick in Acapulco and surrounding areas.
June 30 – Two men, (one identified as Rafael Antonio Barreto Arizmendi, 22 years of age and a computer engineer, and an unidentified passenger who had tattoos on his arms) were killed and finished with grace shots in the head after being assaulted at the OXXO store in the town of Tunzingo, in the rural area of Acapulco. A gunmen waited and shot them. Authorities counted 25 shell casings at the scene.
June 30 – Acapulco – Body found, unknown male, beside a stream in La Mica. The head of the body showed signs of having been crushed with a heavy rock. The victim was face down, wearing plaid bermuda white and a green shirt.
June 30 – 17 people were kidnapped from their homes in the municipality of Cocula, in northern Guerrero.
July 1 – About 22:00 on July 1 on the federal highway Mexico – Acapulco, authorities found the body of a male person aged 25 to 30 years old. It was reported that armed men clashed, resulting in apparently two other people killed or injured, but minutes after the fact men arrived and took them to an unknown destination, leaving only one of the bodies at the scene.
July 3 – A young male was executed outside of a home.
July 4 – Eight young men were gunned down outside of Acapulco in the town of Coyuca de Benitez. Five were minors. The victims were stated to be huffing paint and glue at the time.
July 4 -In Acapulco a man was executed at his home. His body was found inside a car Chevrolet Cavalier.
July 6 – A group of armed men stormed into an upscale subdivision of the municipality of Acapulco, known as Las Gaviotas, leaving two soldiers dead, including a woman, and five seriously injured.
July 6 – In the village of El Quemado, in the rural municipality of Acapulco, on the old road to La Banana, found the body of Rodrigo Hernandez Tacuba. 24 year old male.
July 6 – About 23:00 in Colonia Juan R. Escudero in Acapulco, a man who was shot, and later died due to the severity of his injuries. Gunmen attacked him and then fled.
July 7 to 8 – Six people executed during Sunday and Monday. One victim was a man left hanging from the bridge that is located outside the Benito Juarez Primara Garita colony.
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