Gunmen storm Mexican resort, kill 7, including child – Stock market news

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Gunmen on Saturday killed a child and six others after storming a resort in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, authorities said, in a region increasingly hit by violence. of the drug cartels.

Videos widely shared on social media showed the aftermath of the attack at a palm-fringed resort in the small town of Cortazar, about 65 km (40 miles) south of the city of Guanajuato .

It was not clear who was behind the shooting that killed the seven-year-old boy, three men and three women, Cortazar’s local security department said. One person was seriously injured in the resort of La Palma.

But in recent years rival drug cartels have been waging brutal battles to control territory and trafficking routes from the state.

A video taken shortly after the attack showed shocked adults and children walking past piles of corpses near a swimming pool.

“Heavily armed sicarios arrived and this happened,” said an unidentified man, using a word for hired assassins while filming in the resort in a video shared on the internet.

Reuters could not independently verify the content of the video.

“After the attack, (the attackers) fled, but not before damaging the resort store and taking the security cameras and the monitor,” Cortazar’s security department said in a statement.

(Reporting by Daniel Becerril; Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by William Mallard)

By Daniel Becerril

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