MEXICO CITY (AP) – Eight people were executed after the attack of an armed command inside a grocery store in Ciudad Victoria, in northeast Mexico, in a massacre linked to organized crime, authorities reported.
The Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office reported on Friday night about the multiple murder registered in the capital of that state. He explained that five of the victims were piled up inside the business, which also houses a straightening and painting workshop.
Outside the premises, the other bodies were found and all were injured by firearms, he added.
Relief corps officials, who asked not to be identified for security reasons, said some of the dead were residents of the store and had come to shop.
The executions take place in the midst of the violence generated in the northeast of the country between Los Zetas and its split, the Cartel Del Noreste. A few weeks ago, the latter placed posters in different municipalities of Tamaulipas indicating that he owned the squares and that he would eliminate his rivals.
The Northeast Cartel fights Zetas and the Gulf Cartel in states such as Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Zacatecas because these first two split in 2014 due to alleged betrayals between their high command.