MEXICO CITY — On Monday, five men were killed by gunfire inside a bar in the resort town of Acapulco, located on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
According to the prosecutors, a suspected suspect was arrested in connection with the incident. Five of the males passed away within the establishment, with the other two passing away either outside or in a hospital.
They also confirmed on Monday that three more people were killed by gunfire at a different location in Acapulco in an attack that was unrelated to the previous incident.
Because of an uptick in violent crime over the past several years, Acapulco’s reputation has taken a hit. Although Acapulco is no longer very well known among travelers from other countries, it continues to be an important vacation destination for people living in Mexico City.
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But even that market took a hit over the weekend as a result of reports of people attempting to rob cars that were traveling down the primary highway that connects the resort to the nation’s capital. Following the claims, authorities in the southern part of the state of Guerrero stated that they had increased the number of police patrols.
One driver reported hearing that criminals had thrown rocks from overpasses or piled tires on the roadway in an effort to get passing vehicles to come to a stop.
In addition, prosecutors in the neighboring state of Michoacan stated that they had discovered the bodies of five males that had been partially buried close to the city of Uruapan.
The males were reportedly from a local drug rehabilitation center and had been gone for almost one month, according to the local media.
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