4 die in Zacatecas

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By Chris Covert

A total of three armed suspects were killed in armed confrontations with Mexican Policia Federal agents Monday, as intergang firefights continue in Zacatecas and Fresnillo municipalities, according to Mexican news reports.

A news report which appeared Monday evening on the website of El Sol de Zacatceas news daily said that armed suspects in Guadalupe exchanged gunfire with a Policia Federal road patrol.

A group of armed suspects travelling aboard a Volkswagen Jetta sedan was ordered to stop by federal agents in Las Quintas neighborhood. Instead, the suspects opened fired on the road patrol and initiated a pursuit on a one-way road towards Monte Bello colony.

The armed suspects crashed their vehicle into a residence and then attempted to flee, but were caught by police gunfire and killed at the scene.

A subsequent search conducted by Mexican Army and Naval Infantry units failed to turn up more suspects.

Meanwhile, gunfights continued in Zacatecas municipality last Sunday around avenidas Torreon and Quebradilla Sunday. A local police cordon briefly blocked the area.

Also, an unidentified man in his 40s was found shot to death in Zacatecas municipality Sunday. The victim was found on Mexico Federal Highway 54 near the Jardines del Recuerdo cemetery.

Separately, intergang gunfights continued in Fresnillo municipality last Thursday night, centering around Arboledas colony. No one was reported hurt in those gunfights.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
Posted by: badanov 2013-01-10