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Three people executed in Mexican cartel hit outside bar in upscale area of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon: WARNING GRAPHIC

May 6, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Three people executed in Mexican cartel hit outside bar in upscale area of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon: WARNING GRAPHIC

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Three men were gunned down outside a bar in an affluent neighborhood in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico early Thursday in an in an apparent cartel hit.

According to local authorities, several purported cartel hitmen opened fire with automatic weapons from two vehicles on a security detail transporting a group, including a Mexican businessman, his wife, and three other men at a local bar in the Centrito Valle entertainment district of the upscale San Pedro neighborhood, El Horizonte reported.

Authorities said of three of the men were killed in the attack outside the La Unica Bar. The businessman, his wife, and a bodyguard remain hospitalized.

The triple execution took place on Thursday in an upscale section of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

State officials identified one of the three victims as Jose Herrera Aispuro, 55, an accountant from the state of Sinaloa, who was the director of Faculty of Accounting and Administration for the Autonomous University of Sinaloa.

Herrera was killed along with a 46-year-old attorney identified as Michael Raciel Almela Martinez,  from the state of Mexico, and Carlos Sanchez Pliego Mier from Queretaro.

Officials said the team of assassins immediately fled the area and no arrests have been made so far.

The lifeless body of one of the victims believed to be Carlos Sanchez Pliego Mier pictured laying outside the bar in Monterrey  

Police could not determine the age of Sanchez Pliego, who is believed to be between 35 and 40-years of age.

Officials said Pliego carried several sets of identification with conflicting information.

Authorities have yet to determine a motive for the triple homicide

However, Breitbart Texas citing state police sources reported thatHerrera Aispuro may have had links to the Beltran-Leyva Cartel (BLO).

Another victim believed to be is seen face down in a puddle of blood

Jose Herrera Aispuro died from a single gunshot wound to the head

The area surrounding San Pedro is considered a stronghold of Beltran-Leyva Cartel.

Just last week, a businessman linked to the same organization was also executed in Monterrey.

The recent spate of killings has raised fears among the community of a possible turf war between rival cartels for control of drug territories in the border state.

Although San Pedro boasts one of the lowest murder rates in relation to other municipalities, figures released by the Mexican Attorney General has indicated a recent upward trend.

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