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As many as nine people have been killed in a mass shooting at a Mexican city hall, leaving around 20 people injured in the massacre, a news report has claimed. According to the report, the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon when a group of armed men opened fire at the city hall of San Miguel Totolapan, in the state of Guerrero.
Videos from the spot showed bloodied bodies in front of the building, which was riddled with dozens of bullet holes.
The Sun reported that seven police officers were among the dead today in San Miguel Totolapan, Mexico.
Party of the Democratic Union (PRD) mayor Conrado Mendoza Almeda and his father and former mayor Juan Mendoza were also killed.
Meanwhile, local residents panicked and rushed to their homes seeking safety.
The PRD condemned the attack this evening, calling it cowardly.
It added on social media: “We demand justice. Enough of violence and impunity.”
According to BNO News, the criminal group “Los Tequileros” claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack in a video shared on social media, although there was no immediate corroboration from local officials.
The gang was created in around 2012 by former cohorts of drug cartels the Knights Templar and La Familia.
They carried out kidnappings in Guerrero, Mexico, for several months in 2016, including one where armed men took ten people.
In December of that year, armed locals captured the mother and friends of the group’s chief in retaliation.
This is the third such incident in Mexico over the last few weeks.
On the night of September 21, a group of gunmen opened fire at a bar in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, killing 10 people.
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A week later, another attack in northern Mexico killed the police chief of Calera, Zacatecas and five other policemen.
On Sunday, one person was killed and six others were injured when a confrontation occurred between an armed group, soldiers and bodyguards in a commercial area of Zapopan, Jalisco, causing panic among restaurant diners and department store customers.
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