4 die in Sinaloa state

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Four men in their 20s were found executed in a remote area of Sinaloa state Sunday, according to Mexican news accounts.

A news report posted on the website of El Diario de Coahuila news daily said that the four men were found in Sinaloa municipality on a road leading to Bacubirito.

The victims were identified in a separate news report which appeared on the website of El Debate news daily as Joel Lopez Cabrera, 25, La Jaina, Jose de Jesus Elizade 25, Los Mochis, Avetano Hernandez Elizade, 29, Los Mochis and Juan Carlos Valdez Sanchez, of El Gallo.

All four victims were shot at the scene. Police found 20 spent AK-47 and two .38 Super cartridge casings at the scene. Reports are two of the victims attempted to flee the shooting before they were caught by the gunfire.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
Posted by: badanov 2013-02-06