Four people are shot dead and six are wounded after friendly game of soccer in Mexico

Four people are shot dead and six are wounded after friendly game of soccer ended in an argument and armed gang opened fire in Mexico

  • Four people were shot dead and six were wounded at a park in Uriangato, a city in the Mexican state of Guanajuato on Sunday evening
  • The shooting was allegedly caused by an argument at a bbq that was held following a friendly game of soccer in the municipality of Uriangato
  • Witnesses said a group of men arrived at the field and opened fired before fleeing
  • Guanajuato ranks as the deadliest states in Mexico, with 3,821 murders in the first 10 months of 2020
  • The state reported 3,540 murders in all of 2019

At least four men were shot dead and six were wounded after armed men opened fire at a park in Guanajuato, the most dangerous state in Mexico.

A group of men had gathered for a friendly soccer match and a postgame bbq Sunday when an argument erupted between two groups of people at the neighborhood field in the city of Uriangato, according to local reports.

Cops and paramedics found four people shot dead on the concrete bleachers. 

Several of the wounded soccer players and others who were unharmed managed to escape the deadly wrath of the shooters by running inside a cemetery next to the park and hiding behind the headstones.  

The Guanajuato State Attorney General’s Office did not report any arrests as of Tuesday. 

Authorities at the scene of Sunday’s mass shooting at a park in Uriangato, a city in the Mexican central state of Guanajuato. The incident left four men dead and six others with gunshot wounds. No arrests had been reported as of Tuesday

Authorities said the park had been closed under orders of the Guanajuato government as a preventive measure to contain the surge in COVID-19 infections. 

The state government has also been unable to maintain a grip on securing the safety of its 184,000 residents, whose lives have been turned upside down by a three-year war between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, an organization which had two of its top leaders captured by security forces since August.

Government data released in November reported 3,821 murders through the first 10 months of the year – an average of 347 a day. 

The homicide totals surpassed the previous record of 3,540 set in 2019. 

At least four municipalities in Guanajuato rank among the 15 deadliest in nation in 2020, crime stats show.

The city of León is third with 525 murders and Celaya is fourth with 416 killings. Irapuato is 12th on the list with 274 homicides and Salamanca is 14th with 268.

The two most dangerous cities in Mexico are near the border with the United States. Tijuana, which sits across from California, is No. 1 with 1,513 murders. Ciudad Juárez, across from Texas, came in second with 1,253 homicides.  


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