At least eight people were killed - seven men and one woman - and two more were injured after an attack by an armed group in the municipality of Acatepec, in the region of Montaña de Guerrero.
Proceso reported that the crime was recorded yesterday afternoon at the point known as "Ojo de Agua", outside the town of Plan de Ayala where indigenous people live Me paá (Tlapanecos), indicate official reports.
Reports say that the victims, all inhabitants of Plan de Ayala, were praying at the scene when they were attacked from the hills and the aggressor group escaped due to the fact that the closest barracks of the Public Security Secretariat (SSP) is located in the town of Lucerito in the municipality of Acatepec and only has two policemen who lack patrols to mobilize.
So far the ministerial authorities have not determined the origin of the attack in this poppy-producing area that is disputed by criminal groups.
The victims were identified as: Rufino Licho Victorio, 46; José Sánchez Eligio, 49; Roberto Remigio García, 30; Clemencia Licho García, 18; Espinoza Sánchez García, 26; Anselmo Sánchez García, 34; Fernando Eligio de la Cruz, 42 and Gregorio Eligio de la Cruz 38.
The two injured are Octavio Licho García and Leonardo, according to official reports.
Violence in the municipalities of Acatepec and Zapotitlán is old, derived from agrarian conflicts and political confrontations in the presence of social organizations such as the Peasant Torch and the Larzes.
In 1994, the residents of that area lynched 24 men accused of various crimes in the area of Ayotoxtla. The alleged criminals were hanged in a leafy tree and the fact showed the absence of government that prevails to date in the Guerrero Mountains.