Armed Thugs Open Fire With AK-47s In Bullring

This is the moment a stadium full of bullfighting spectators have to crouch down as a gang of thugs open fire with AK-47s from the stands.

The incident took place in the bullring in the community of Zacacoyuca, in the municipality of Iguala, in the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero and was recorded by a spectator.

In the video, spectators can be seen lying on the ground in the stands as armed men dressed in black open fire with AK-47s and AR-15s.

Video Credit: CEN

A man with a horse in the ring can be seen trying to hide from the bullets as children can be heard crying.

Witnesses said the shooting began from outside the bullring before the gunmen came inside and started shooting from the stands.

Reports state one man named Fernando, 62, who was a former Municipal Commissioner of Paintla del Zapotal, in Iguala, was killed in the incident and three others were injured.

One of those injured was identified as Reyna, 50, who is the current Municipal Commissioner of Zacacoyuca.

She was shot in the stomach, the right shoulder and the hand. Another injured was Francisco, 74 who suffered injuries to his bottom and was taken by his relatives to the Huitzuco Clinic. The third injured person was not named.

Credit: CEN
Spectators of bullring event trying to hide from shooting

Police collected more than 40 cartridges belonging to AK-47s and AR-15s among other weapons.

According to local media, the armed group might belong to the Los Rojos gang, a faction of the Gulf Cartel, but this has not been confirmed.

An investigation has been launched but no arrests have been reported.

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Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

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