Five bodies found shot to death on southern Mexican highway

Five bodies found shot to death on southern Mexican highway
Five bodies found shot to death on southern Mexican highway

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS – MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities located the shot bodies of five men on Monday in a region of southern Mexico where violence has escalated in recent months despite the strong presence of security forces.

The inhabitants of the town of El Carrizal, in the state of Guerrero, were surprised on Monday morning by a horrendous discovery: on a road that connects the community with the tourist city of Acapulco, on the outskirts of the town, the bodies were found. Five men shot, with their hands tied behind their backs.

The Guerrero Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement that agents from the ministerial investigative police and the Expert Services went to the scene to begin the investigations.

The deaths occur a month after another multiple homicide also in Acapulco, in which the deaths of four men and two women were recorded with tourniquets on their necks. On May 16, the authorities also found four dismembered and decapitated bodies in front of a business in the tourist city, where its inhabitants are still trying to recover from the powerful Category 5 Hurricane Otis that hit that town last October and left at least 52 people dead. dead and great devastation.

The federal government sent 10,000 members of the National Guard and some 6,500 soldiers to Acapulco to confront criminal groups, but insecurity has not been contained.

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Five bodies found shot to death on southern Mexican highway

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican authorities on Monday found the bullet-riddled bodies of five men in a region of southern Mexico where violence has escalated in recent months despite the heavy presence of security forces.

Residents of the village of El Carrizal, in the state of Guerrero, were surprised on Monday morning by a large discovery: the shot bodies of five men, their hands tied behind their backs, were found on a road that connects the community with the tourist city ​​of Acapulco, on the outskirts of the town.

The Guerrero Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement that agents of the ministerial investigative police and the Forensic Services went to the scene to begin investigations.

The deaths come a month after another multiple homicide also in Acapulco, in which four men and two women were killed with tourniquets around their necks. On May 16, authorities also found four dismembered and decapitated bodies in front of a shop in the resort city, where residents are still trying to recover from the powerful Category 5 hurricane Otis, which hit the town last October and left at least 52 dead and devastation widespread.

The federal government has sent 10,000 members of the National Guard and some 6,500 military personnel to Acapulco to deal with criminal groups, but insecurity has not been contained.

 
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