Massive Shootout Shakes Mexico’s Epicenter of Violence

08/26/16 InSight Crime

Guerrero, MExicoA prolonged shootout between over 100 armed civilians and a dozen police officers in Guerrero, Mexico, has left six dead, another example of how the state’s complicated criminal dynamics have helped turn it into the country’s epicenter of violence.

On August 23, there was a four-hour confrontation between as many as 150 armed men that authorities said belonged to a criminal group and 12 police officers, reported Milenio. Three gunmen and three police were killed, while two other officers were injured.

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