Presumably criminal groups operating in the area held a confrontation in Teocaltiche
Jalisco lived another violent night. The crossing of bullets was recently captured in a strong armed confrontation in Teocaltiche, Jalisco. Through social networks, residents shared a video in which the violent acts were reported.
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According to preliminary information, the audiovisual was captured on Saturday, April 22. It is presumed that around 10:00 p.m. the first bursts of shots began to be heard.
The attacks would have been caused by a dispute between antagonistic criminal groups that operate in the region. In addition, it is presumed that after the violent events, security elements secured a “monster” truck with artisanal armor. However, so far the authorities have not issued official information so they do not know the details.
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It should be noted that just at dawn on the same day, a similar scenario occurred in Encarnación de Díaz after a heavy shootout broke out that allegedly lasted about an hour.
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The armed event began around the early hours of April 22; Neighbors of the Barrio del Rosario neighborhood, located near the intersection of Matamoros and Miguel Hidalgo called 911 due to firearm detonations.
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The shots would have been generated by several individuals who were traveling in vans. After the events, the municipal government issued a statement confirming the armed confrontation between organized denunciation groups.
According to the authorities, when they were notified of what had happened, elements of the municipal Public Security police station, the state police, the National Guard and the Mexican Army went to the scene.
It was at that point where they found a vehicle on fire, so the uniformed officers proceeded to secure the area, in order to facilitate the work of the Civil Protection and Firefighters personnel of the municipality who arrived to put out the fire. In addition to this, various material damages caused by bullet impacts were also detected both in other vehicles and in neighboring homes.
After carrying out surveillance rounds, security elements located on Pariancito street, in the Buenos Aires neighborhood, three vehicles with multiple firearm projectile impacts, however, according to reports, no human loss was recorded.
Meanwhile, personnel from the State Prosecutor’s Office, as well as the investigative police from the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences, arrived in the town to take charge of the intervention or prosecution of the evidence.
Currently Jalisco, the state governed by Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, ranks as the fifth most violent entity in the country. Between January and March of this 2023, it has been the scene of 523 intentional homicides according to data from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System.
Much of the violence registered in the entity has been attributed to the conflicts sustained by the various organized crime groups that dispute the territory. According to the Criminal Presence in Mexico platform, prepared by the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE), the presence of six organized crime organizations has been identified in Jalisco: the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), Los Cuinis, Cártel from Sinaloa, The New Michoacan Family, Los Guerreros and the Nueva Plaza Cartel.
Of these groups, the cartel of the four letters is the one that maintains dominance, and has a presence throughout the state, while the Sinaloa Cartel in four municipalities, and the Nueva Plaza only in three.
It should be noted that just in March a convoy made up of alleged members of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel was captured, which entered Jalisco communities just a few days after elements of the Army and the National Guard implemented an operation in the area.