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6 die in southern Chihuahua

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October 2, 2013


Six individuals died in ongoing drug and gang related violence in southern Chihuahua state since last Sunday, according to Mexican news reports.

Three men were ambushed by armed suspects in Guadalupe y Calvo municipality Monday night, according to a news account which appeared on Milenio news daily Tuesday night.

The victims were identified as Enrique Tarín Duran, 52, Justino Armando Diaz Vizcarra, 36, and Antonio Zavaleta Izquierdo, 32.

The victims were traveling, presumably on foot, to the village of San Ignacio de la Cieneguita when they were shot to death near a location called Puerto del Madroño. News reports characterized the shooters as numerous.

Three individuals were shot to death in three separate incidents in southern Chihuahua, according to Mexican news accounts which appeared in the online edition of El Sol de Parral news daily.

  • An unidentified man was found beaten to death in Guachochi municipality Monday morning. The victim was found in Los Pinos colony on Calle Monterrey by local municipal police agents.
  • A man was shot to death in his home in Guachochi municipality early Sunday morning. Julian Moreno Arteaga, 49 was in his residence in the village of Batayeachi when three armed suspects burst inside and started shooting. News accounts say .223 caliber rifles were used in the attack.
  • The brother of a local police commander was killed last Sunday, according to data supplied by the Chihuahua state Fiscalia General del Estado, or attorney general. Silvestre Terrazas Villa was found dead early Sunday morning in Cilla Coronado in Coronado municipality. His brother, José Angel Terrazas Villa, police commander in Villa Coronado is suspected in the death, and local and state police and army units are searching the area to find him. He is thought to be hiding out in ranches in the area.

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