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12 people shot during narcocorrido concert in Central Mexico

May 2, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
12 people shot during narcocorrido concert in Central Mexico

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A fight at a bar playing highlighting a narcocorrido band resulted in a shootout where 12 people were wounded in the central Mexican city of Cuernavaca, Morelos over the weekend.

State Police officials said the shooting apparently intensified after a fistfight erupted at the La Metiche bar Saturday night.

Investigators in Morelos are using surveillance footage and witness statements to hunt down a group of gunmen who pulled up to a bar and began shooting, wounding 12 people. The lead singer of the band that was playing and two roadies were hit during the attack. Cuernavaca is located roughly 60 miles south of Mexico City.

Information issued by the Morelos State Security Commission indicated that the shooting began as a fist-fight inside of a bathroom. The shootout occurred at the bar, where the narco-music group “Fuerza Del Rey” was performing, Breitbart Texas reported.

According to officials, at roughly 4 am, a fight caused the bar’s bouncers to kick two men out of the establishment. An hour later, the two came back with three others. Four of the men were carrying firearms and opened fire at least 15 times into the bar before leaving the area in two separate cars.

When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they treated seven men who were hit and five others cut or beaten. Two of the victims are reported to be in serious condition. Authorities did not indicate if the suspected gunmen are tied to one of the drug cartels working in the region.

A few hours after the incident, one of the members of Fuerza Del Rey posted a video to share some of the band’s versions of events and alleged they had no share of responsibility for the shooting.

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