Criminal groups make multiple attacks in Morelos, at least five dead
The criminal group called “Warriors United” launched at least four simultaneous attacks, which left five people dead and more than 15 wounds, which were recorded in the first minutes of Saturday in the municipalities of Jiutepec, Temixco and Cuernavaca.
Violence has been ongoing for 15 days having started the “Operation Safe Morelos”, which according to the governor, Marco Antonio Adame Castillo, whose fundamental purpose is to prevent extreme acts of violence made by the drug cartels in the area.
According to police sources, the events occurred after Friday morning when a man’s head was placed on a car, and a narco Message with the initials “X5” was left and challenged leaders of the GU and North Tierra Caliente of Guerrero.
The campaign started by these criminal organizations, aims to disrupt the drug trade and control of the north of Guerrero and Morelos State, as part of the dynamics of violence, police sources expressed.
The attacks took place in two bars, and at a petrol station in a popular neighborhood where placards were left in those places, containing a narco message claiming responsibility for the attack.
The first attack was in Colonia El Porvenir, Jiutepec, where a young man about 24 years old was shot by several individuals, in the place did not leave a message attributed to the fact.
The second attack took place at the bar “El Chuy” located in the town of Ocotepec, in the city of Cuernavaca, where several individuals entered the site and killed two people and injured 15, left a narco message at this site challenging “The Reds”.
Minutes later attacked a bar located on Avenida Vicente Guerrero, which is called “The Bar of a Friend”, where they left seriously injured one person and fled immediately on this site also claimed responsibility for the attack with a message.
Finally, this armed group came to a gas station at the entrance of the colony Temixco Ruben Jaramillo, deprived of their liberty where a worker from the gas station and left his body shot on the federal highway Cuernavaca-Acapulco.
In this last attack left at least three messages which threaten members of the criminal organization “The Reds” and “La Familia Michoacana.”
After the violent acts the gunmen went to the General Hospital in Cuernavaca, where they tried to finish off the wounded, but only fired on the outside of the hospital, which guarded the area.
On Saturday another person was executed in the town of Xochitepec, Alpuyeca community, of which his identity is unknown.