Mexico Gang Shoot-Out In Nayarit State Kills 28

A shoot-out between rival Mexican gangs has left at least 28 people dead, officials say.

Mexico Gang Shoot-Out In Nayarit State Kills 28A shoot-out between rival Mexican gangs has left at least 28 people dead, officials say.

Wednesday's gun-fight took place at a crossroads near Ruiz in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit, some 805 km (500 miles) north-west of Mexico City.

Police had initially been investigating a reported kidnapping when they were alerted to the shooting nearby.

They found 28 men lying dead and four others wounded when they reached the scene littered with bullet shells.

Some 10 vehicles had been abandoned at the site.

More than 34,000 people have died in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on the country's drug cartels in December 2006.

Nayarit state has a strong presence of one of Mexico's most powerful drug gangs, the Sinaloa cartel, which is run by the country's most wanted man, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman.Mexico Gang Shoot-Out In Nayarit State Kills 28


 

BBC