MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) – A massacre in a bar killed 11 people on Sunday, Mexican authorities said, as the country grapples with a record murder rate despite the government’s pledge to stop violence. bands.
The Central Mexican State Attorney General’s Office of Guanajuato said the bodies of seven men and four women were found in the bar early Sunday morning in the town of Jaral del Progreso. Another woman was found with gunshot wounds, authorities said in a press release.
Guanajuato, a major automotive center, has become a recurring scene of criminal violence in Mexico, devastated by a war between the local Santa Rosa de Lima gang and the powerful new generation Jalisco cartel.
In July, gunmen killed 24 people in a drug rehabilitation center in Guanajuato, marking one of the worst massacres since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office promising to reduce record levels of violence.
Reporting by Adriana Barrera; Written by Laura Gottesdiener; Editing by Bill Berkrot