- Armed attacks take place in Reynosa, a city on the border with Texas.
- At least 15 people died in the armed attacks.
- The armed attacks caused chaos in much of the town.
In a single day, several armed attacks took place in different areas of Reynosa, a city on the border with Texas, which left at least 15 people dead, authorities said.
The AP news agency reported that a series of armed attacks carried out in the Mexican municipality of Reynosa, in the northern state of Tamaulipas, bordering Texas, caused a total of 15 people dead on Saturday and sowed chaos in much of the city.
Bloody day for armed attacks
According to AP, a statement from the State Coordination Group for the Construction of La Paz in Tamaulipas, which coordinates the security forces operating in the state, the armed attacks were unleashed by individuals who were aboard several cars early in the morning. in the afternoon at various points in eastern Reynosa.
In the act, added the aforementioned information agency, the shootings provoked the mobilization of the army, the National Guard, the state police and the state prosecutor’s office, which were deployed throughout the city.
Armed attacks break out in various areas of the city
One person died during an attack on police officers in the vicinity of the border bridge that connects Reynosa with McAllen, in Texas, but the coordination group did not clarify who the other 14 deaths were in four different neighborhoods of the city, if they were residents of the area or possible members of an armed gang, AP stated in a verbatim way.
The only thing the authorities added was that a person was arrested who was carrying two women, apparently kidnapped, in the trunk of a car, and that three trucks and a long gun were seized.
Mayor demands protection for citizens
Reynosa is a city of great activity of organized crime and also an important point of illegal crossings of migrants, as well as their expulsion, explained the aforementioned information agency.
Through her official Twitter account, the mayor of Reynosa, Maki Esther Ortiz Domínguez, asked for the clarification of what happened and demanded that “citizens be protected from these violent acts.”
Fight for control of the territory
AP explained that in Reynosa, the easternmost part of the border between Mexico and the United States, the Gulf Cartel operates, although different groups within that organization have maintained an internal struggle since 2017 to control key territories for drug trafficking and trafficking. of people.
Bodies dumped in the streets after armed attacks
Reports cited by Infobae detailed that 14 victims were killed in the Almaguer, Lampacitos, Unidad Obrera and Bienestar colonies, while an aggressor died when he decided to shoot the authorities.
The armed attacks have caused the corpses of minors, young people and adults to be seen lying in the streets. Infobae mentioned that there were bodies that were located on sidewalks and that two victims were hit by bullets while walking through the area less than 10 meters apart.
Masked hit man shoots man next to two little brothers in the middle of the street
A video not suitable for the sensitive. Police released a recording of the exact moment when an alleged masked hit man shoots a man right next to two little brothers on the street in New York City (NYC).
Shocking: masked hit man shoots a man in the street
A 10-year-old girl and her younger brother were trampled and nearly shot as their candy-shopping trip turned into a first-hand look at the growing gun violence in the city, according to police and a chilling video, the New York Post reported. on Friday.
At least a dozen shots were heard by the two terrified little brothers as the black-masked gunman repeatedly took aim at his target, a man who shot down the children as he tried to escape down a sidewalk on Sheridan Avenue, near Mt. Eden Parkway, in the area. from the Bronx.
Masked hit man shoots victim in front of two little brothers
The dramatic images show the 5-year-old boy’s legs shaking in fear at one point in the midst of bloodshed. Miraculously, neither the girl nor her little brother were injured, the New York Post noted.
The shooting occurred just outside an apartment building for young children, shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, police and sources cited by the said New York newspaper said.
The wounded man is expected to survive
According to Newsweek, the alleged hitman fled on a motorcycle scooter driven by a fair-skinned crony who was wearing a white baseball cap, a red long-sleeved shirt and dark-colored shorts, while the shot man was shot three times, one on his back and one on each leg, and he was taken in a private car to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where he was operated on Friday night, police told the Post. Despite the bullets, he is expected to survive, the sources told the aforementioned media.
According to the New York Post report, a family friend of the children who witnessed the shooting said family members hope to raise money so the traumatized siblings and their parents can move out of the district, where gun violence has doubled by what goes from year to year compared to the same period in 2020.
The little brothers walked just to go buy sweets
The siblings’ parents, who were walking to buy candy, spoke to police but were too scared to file a complaint in the case, law enforcement sources told the Post.
“The gun violence is too much,” a 31-year-old resident of the area told The Post on Friday. “Everything is too much. It’s like he doesn’t care about anything … heartless, “he commented on the gunman. To see the video of the event visit this note.