11 killed in bar shooting in Mexico’s most violent state

28 Sept 2020

11 killed in bar shooting in Mexico’s most violent state

Early Sunday in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato 11 people, including four women, were killed in a bar.
A bar near Jaral del Progreso town, the bullet-ridden bodies were found, state prosecutors said on Monday.

The four dead women may have been worked as dancers at the bar which is on the side of a highway. According to local media reports no possible motive could be found behind the attack.
In recent years, the most violent state in Mexico has been Guanajuato. José Antonio Yépez Ortíz, the detained leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima gang, was known as 'El Marro' which means 'The Sledgehammer'.

In July this year while murders across the state dropped slightly to 339 in August from 403, they may be rebounding in September as gang members fight to fill the vacuum left by Yépez Ortiz’s detention.