Major shootout at major crossroads... Sinaloa, Durango, Nayarit

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tuSancho
Everything in Mexico seems to move through Villa Union.  Been here scores of times.  Great tacos and trucker food.  Ejercito puesto de control to check all vehicles.

https://www.debate.com.mx/mazatlan/Brutal-balacera-en-Villa-Union-deja-19-muertos-20170701-0017.html

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Brutal shootout in Villa Union leaves 19 dead

Published on 07/01/2017 - 6:03 HS

The Municipal Police, supported the Mexican federal, state and army, manage to bring down the suspects after persecution in the receivership of Villa Union.

The debate
By: The Debate 5139
 
Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- At least 21 people were finalized with bullets and five policemen were injured during two meetings between suspects and elements of the Municipal Police, Mexican federal, state and army in the receivership of Villa Union.

It all started with a " levantón "
Al filo 20:15 pm on Friday, a group of armed men aboard a van arrived black color to an address located between Calle Pedro Infante and Mariano Escobedo, Lopez Portillo colony.
Depending on the version of the neighbors, strangers tried to "lift" a man who was outside his home, but when a man tried to defend him, they shot him repeatedly.

After realizing that a third man was inside the home, the gunmen went into the place, was executed in the kitchen and finally took the man, whom local residents identified themselves as 'The Llagas'.

The chasing
A group of the Municipal Police passing a few blocks from the place where the Secretary of Public Security, Joel Ernesto Soto was, was told by the citizens themselves what was happening.
The police arrived on the scene, just as 'The Llagas' was being 'lifted', and immediately began a chase through the local road leading to the community of La Amapa, belonging to the receivership of Villa Union.

When the persecuted were about to be reached by the authorities, they went to the mountain, where three other vehicles with armed people were waiting to help them.
At the same time, elements of the Army, the Navy of Mexico and the State Police attended in support, initiating the fight at the junction of the town Aguaje de Costilla with Mexico 15 highway.

The match
Aguaje de Costilla is a town that is located 8 kilometers away from Villa Union, which can be accessed by Mexico 15 or the above-mentioned local road.
In this place the authorities and armed men clashed for a period of approximately 50 minutes, leaving a balance of 19 suspects dead and five policemen injured, two of which were reported as serious, including a woman.

Red Cross paramedics rushed to provide first aid to the wounded and take care of their transportation to various medical institutions Mazatlan. About the man "raised" his whereabouts are unknown until the close of this edition.

confiscations
A total of three vehicles whose specifications are unknown, were secured in place confrontation, while another was secured in the Amapa. AK-47 twelve two AR-15, a shotgun, and seven handguns were also seized. This, as reported in an official gazette.
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Who were these guys?
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Anasazi
Thanks for posting this, tuSancho. Slight correction, change.org is a platform that anyone can post a petition to. The website itself isn't suggesting extrajudicial murder, but someone from Sinaloa did post a petition on the site to the  Secretaria de Seguridad Pública de Mazatlán accusing authorities of covering up what may have been an extrajudicial massacre in Villa Union. Here's the translation of the link you posted:


Petitioning the Secretary of Public Security of Mazatlán and 4 others
Petitioning that the authorities clarify the execution of 17 civilians by the police in Mazatlán Sinaloa
F. Gerardo Muñoz Alvarado Mazatlán, Mexico

The 30th of June of 2017 in the union of Villa Union, pertaining to the municipality of Mazatlán, there was a confrontation and chase whose final toll consisted of 17 suspects killed and police 5 injured, and no detainees.

This case is similar to recent experiences such as the case of Tlatlaya in 2014, where soldiers executed 15 presumed gunmen who had already surrendered. Likewise to what happened in Tanhuato Michoacan in 2015 with a toll of 42 civilians slaughtered, half of which were extrajudicially executed.

In both cases, the authorities declared that they were dealing with deaths from frontal reciprocal attacks.

In this sense, the case of Villa Union arouses legitimate doubts and transparency is required. Well, as in the cases mentioned, security secretary Genaro Robles Casillas, has only stated that the deaths were carried out in a confrontation.

However, "a confrontation" is a very general category that does not give more detail. For the newspapers also narrate that it was a siege of the persecuted that finally ended with them slaughtered in the zone of la Amapa and the Aguaje de Costilla 8 kilometers away from Villa Union.

The authorities have assumed that they were criminals and responsible for the violence in that locality. However, that would not justify an indiscriminate use of lethality, even before a confrontation occurred. The protocols indicate that every effort should have been made to carry out arrests. In that sense, on social networks doubts have been raised that it was an excessive use of the force on the part of the State.

The request then is that the competent authorities:

- Clarify in detail how they were finalized. How the siege of the alleged offenders was carried out.
- Explain whether there was a possibility of arrest.
- That they show the extent to which they have adhered to human rights protocols. (Yes, even in confrontations these take place)
- In short, let them know whether or not there were extrajudicial executions.
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