Six people murdered in Baja California Sur

One of the victims has been identified as the Deputy Commander of the State Prison Guards of La Paz
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Gladys Navarro
Baja California Sur
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Six high impact murders have taken place in Baja California Sur in the course of the weekend, with four men killed in the coastal city of Los Cabos and two other in the capital city of La Paz.

According to police reports, Deputy Commander of the State Prison Guards of La Paz, José Zavala Fiol, was coming home after his night shift to the Camino Real neighborhood, south of La Paz, when he was shot dead by a group of unknown armed assailants early Saturday.

In another event, an armed group broke into a house in the Buenos Aires neighborhood, in San José del Cabo, where three men were shot dead and a woman was left injured and taken to receive medical attention by the local police. Members of the State’s Expert Services Division seized 9mm bullet casings along with marijuana packages found in the crime scene.

Last Friday two bodies were found in the La Paz - San Juan de los Planes roadway and the Santiago community in Los Cabos, respectively. The Attorney General’s Office has confirmed the six murders and noted that the prosecution’s investigation files have been opened while current on-site works to collect evidence are being performed.

Early Saturday, messages threatening the safety forces, specially the military, were displayed on “narco” blankets hanged in a bridge near La Paz and in Constitution City in the Comondú municipality.

Baja California Sur is the scene of heavy fighting between groups of the organized crime since 2014. As a result, capital city of La Paz is listed as one of the fifty most violent municipalities in Mexico, due to the increase in intentional homicides.

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