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Three dead after gunman opens fire inside prosecutor’s office in Jalisco, Mexico

September 17, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Three dead after gunman opens fire inside prosecutor’s office in Jalisco, Mexico

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Three people killed after gunman opens fire inside office of Jalisco state prosecutor

Authorities reported that three people were killed, and three others wounded after a gunman opened fire in what was believed to be a protected government building in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

The shooting occurred on Wednesday after an armed man walked into the offices of the Jalisco State Attorney General.

At a press conference, Jalisco’s Attorney General Eduardo Almaguer said the assailant, identified as a 56-year-old man, walked into the front desk area of the building, drew two handguns, and started to open fire.

A gunman opened fire at the offices of the Jalisco Attorney General on Thursday

A gunman opened fire at the offices of the Jalisco Attorney General in Mexico on Thursday

The attack resulted in the deaths of three people including the attacker who was shot and killed by security officers. Three others remain hospitalized.

Officials said three of the victims including one of the deceased, worked as social workers. Almaguer confirmed another victim,  a prosecutor identified as Laura Castañeda Amaral, died from her injuries on Friday.

A motive for the shooting has not yet been determined. However, sources told local media outlets that an unfavorable court ruling sparked the incident.

Two people were killed in the latest act of violence involving law enforcement in the Jalisco state

Three people were killed in the latest act of violence involving law enforcement in the Jalisco state

Almaguer confirmed another victim who worked as a prosecutor died from her injuries on Friday.  A motive for the shooting has not yet been determined. However, sources told local media outlets that an unfavorable court ruling may have played a role.

A motive for the shooting has not yet been determined. However, sources told local media outlets that an unfavorable court ruling sparked the incident.

According to Proceso, the suspect managed to bypass security screening because he was a regular at the courthouses.

The gunman, identified as a 56-year-old male was shot and killed by security officers

The gunman, identified as a 56-year-old male was shot and killed by security officers

The violence is just the latest incident against law enforcement in Jalisco. Earlier in the week, armed sicarios executed two Jalisco State Police officers.

Authorities said six cartel gunmen stormed the headquarters of the municipal police in Talpa de Allende, located in the western part of Jalisco, killing deputy chief of police Damián Díaz Peña on Sunday morning.

Earlier, authorities also discovered the remains of Moisés Fletes López, a member of the Single Regional Police Force, in the trunk of a deserted truck on the side of the highway.

Police monitored the Office of Jalisco after the shooting. Photo: Rafael del Río

Police monitored the Office of Jalisco after the shooting. Photo: Rafael del Río

The killings of the police officers come in the wake of an audio recording surface of an alleged phone conversation between Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, also known as “El Mencho” the leader of the CJNG, and a police commander with the Single Regional Force in Chapala.

Oseguera Cervantes is heard ordering the clearly shaken law enforcement official to have his subordinates back off or face dire consequences.

The recording sheds light on the level of corruption that has infiltrated the ranks of the local and state municipal law enforcement agencies in the Jalisco.

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