At least 13 people were killed and another 7 were injured, after a firearms attack inside the bar 'La Playa Men's Club', located on Avenida del Trabajo, in Colonia San Roque, Salamanca, Guanajuato. The events happened minutes after midnight.
According to witnesses, quoted by local media, a group of armed men opened fire with heavy caliber rifles against local customers, then fled. So far, the reason for the attack and the whereabouts of those responsible is unknown.
The facts were reported to the emergency number 911. The area was moved elements of the Single Command and military police who requested the support of Red Cross paramedics. Four ambulances arrived at the establishment.
According to local media reports, the paramedics indicated that 10 people had died on the spot, 6 injured were transported in ambulances of the Red Cross, and 4 more were transferred by their means to hospitals.
The executions occurred just a few hours after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador visited the area, and one day after Governor Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo reported progress in matters of security for the state, due to the strategy called "Coup de Rudder".
Last Wednesday, two workers from the pipeline maintenance area of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in Salamanca were attacked on their way to the soccer stadium in Section 24 of the oil union. One of them died in the place.
Personnel of the Single Command was notified of shots between the streets Ébano and Madero of the Bellavista neighborhood, at the height of the football stadium of the Union of Oil Workers of the Mexican Republic (STPRM), section 24.
Upon arrival, police found two men lying on the floor outside the stadium, with several bullet wounds and around numerous casings.
Both men were about to enter the stadium, when they were intercepted by armed people traveling in a gray truck, who shot them and then fled the scene.
The man who died was Juan Pablo Orozco, while the injured was identified as Rafael López Belman, both active workers of Pemex in the area of pipeline maintenance.
That same day, the Federal Police (PF) located up to three clandestine hydrocarbon connections in a single route of a few kilometers, between Irapuato and Silao, which were functioning, without closing.
Salamanca is located 36.8 kilometers away from the community of Santa Rosa de Lima, where hundreds of elements of the state and federal forces carry out an operation to combat the "huachicol", which has lasted several days.
This was a massacre': witnesses to attack table dance in Salamanca
Neighbors of the San Roque neighborhood in Salamanca witnessed the 'massacre' at the nightclub 'La Playa'; this morning, 15 people were executed
03/09/2014 14:33 LUIS NEGRETE
In the first minutes of this Saturday the attack was recorded in the nightclub known as 'La Playa', in the San Roque neighborhood, in Salamanca, Guanajuato. It was a massacre.
Yes, they took the vigilantes, waiters, all the workers. This was a massacre, really.
I got to listen to about 12 or 15 shots, but the truth was we did not want to leave, we did not want to expose ourselves ", told Excelsior neighbors of the area where the attack was perpetrated, this morning.
Fifteen killed by armed attack in Salamanca, Guanajuato
Commandos entered the place and began to shoot against assistants and workers of the site. In the attack, 15 people lost their lives and 5 more were injured and were transferred to local hospitals.
Just the bullets that were heard and movement, many people and the patrols that arrived, all the panic here, "said another witness.
Once the aggressors achieved their mission they fled in a gray van.
Immediately the authorities of the unique control, employee of the Secretariat of Public Security of the State of Guanajuato, mounted a search operation with unsuccessful results.
Because of this fact, there are no detainees or an official version by state and municipal authorities, so the causes of the event are unknown.
This aggression occurs two days in which the governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, warned against tolerating acts of violence.
About three days ago they killed a boy here, in the corner; this neighborhood is already very dangerous, "said a resident of San Roque.
Salamanca has become the most violent municipality in Guanajuato and one of the most insecure in the country.