[ELSOLDEPARRAL] More than 1,000 spent cartridge casing were found at the scene of an intergang shootout in southern Chihuahua state Sunday, according to Mexican news accounts.
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The confrontation between gangs associated with the Sinaloa Drug Cartel and the Cartel de Jalisco Nuevo Generacion took place Sunday in Villa Coronado municipality leaving five total dead. The news report also said that the death toll was likely higher given drug gangs tendencies to retrieve their dead.
The shootout lasted between 30 mins to and hour, and was spread out over a number of locations, including Coronado-Lopez road near the Iturralde junction, and at kilometer five of the Coronado-Allende road near the Allende-López junction.
According to the news report, in the Coronado-Lopez scene, three of the dead were identified as: César Didier Mendoza Robles, 27, from Allende, prior service military, Santiago Guadalupe Peña López, 17, from Parral, Ángel Alberto Rodríguez Becerra, 25, from Mazatlan, Sinaloa.
A third location was at kilometer one, of the Coronado-Allende road.
Included in the types of firearms used in the shootout were 5.56x45mm, .223 caliber, 7.62x39mm and .50 caliber. A total of six abandoned vehicles were found at all three locations.
3 found executed in Sonora state
Three unidentified men were found executed in Empalme, Sonora Monday, according to a news account in El Sol de Hermosillo Mexican news daily.
One unidentified man was found in Villa Dorada neighborhood near the corner of calles Cerrada Rubi and La Joy.
In Jacarandas subdivision, two partially identified men were found executed in a residence. Police reports say the shooters left the scene in two vehicles after the two were shot.
Four found executed in Zacatecas state
A total of our unidentified individuals were found shot to death in Zacatecas state Sunday, according to a news report which appeared in El Sol de Zacatecas news daily.
A woman was shot to death in the Plateros colonia in Fresnillo municipality.
On federal highway 44 exit to Valparaiso, at the Los Potrillos ranch, an unidentified man was found in an abandoned vehicle shot to death.
In Francisco Villa subdivision in Fresnillo municipality two men were found in the streets shot to death.