February 27, 2014
A total of four individuals were killed or were found dead in drug and gang related violence in southern Chihuahua state since last Tuesday, according to Mexican news reports.
Thursday afternoon, two brothers were found shot to death in Urique municipality, according to a news report which appeared in the online edition of El Diario de Chihuahua news daily. The victims were identified as Arnoldo Gutierrez Rios 24 years old and Alonso Gutierrez Rios, 23.
The two men left their residence and were headed for the village of San Rafael, but were shot some time after they left. At the scene of the shooting, police found two weapons magazines for the AK-47 rifle, one 30 round capacity with 24 rounds and one full 40 round capacity magazine.
Arnoldo had an arrest warrant out issued from Mina judicial district for intentional homicide. The warrant was from a May, 2012 incident.
Meanwhile in Bocoyna municipality, an unidentified man was found shot to death on the Creel to Guachochi road near ejido San Ignacio Ararekoa near a location dubbed Piedra de Elefante Wednesday.
Finally, a man was found shot to death in Guadalupe y Calvo municipality Tuesday.
According to a news report which appeared in El Sol de Parral news daily, Emilio Julian Chaparro, 43, was found in a gap between Guadalupe y Calvo and Baborigame municipalities, three kilometers from the main road.
The victim was shot at least once in the head.
Also in Guadalupe y Calvo municipality, specifically in Parral, Chihuahua state police continue their search for stolen cars in the city by operating a checkpoint in Parral. The checkpoint is part of a police operation called Operativo Parral.