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Blog del Narco: Ten Laborers Shot Down in Melon Field With Poppy Crop Nearby ( Picture Warning)
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A group of gunmen attacked workers at a company in the community of San Pablo East Progress Ajuchitlán Township, and left 10 dead and two seriously injured. The community is in the mountains, with 400 inhabitants and is one hour from the county seat.
That company operates a melon farm that on Sunday was attacked by armed men who arrived just after 10 am and shot who ever they found. Among the victims is Enrique Hernandez Rivas, the melon field manager.
Neighbors gave the report to the police forces and the army, who came to town with prosecutors to conduct investigations. The bodies were scattered in the melon field. The local news agency reported that investigates the facts based on the preliminary reports:
Reforma news agency reported that the victims were executed by three individuals, police sources said yesterday between 10:00 and 10:30 in the morning.
Reporting that criminals armed with AK-47 rifles arrived at the melon field located near the communities of East St. Paul. One by one the farm workers were running as they were shot at.
A worker who’s job it is to take the water to the field realized what was happening and managed to hide until her could escape. The same source says that the dead are Luis Fernando Ramirez, 16, a native of Mitlalcingo, Ahuacuotzingo; Zacarias Ramirez Abarca, 25, of Chilapa, Heriberto Ramirez Jimenez, Alfonso Huerta Cyril, Fidel Garcia Ramirez, 15, 22 and 25 years, the three neighbors of Ahuacuotzingo Amitlazingo.
Also killed Hermelindo “N” of Huetamo, Michoacán, Maria Luisa Ortuño, 54 of Las Juntas, Ajuchitlán; Elvis Ray Fields, St. Paul East and Alfonso Estrada, 15, of El Aguaje of Ajuchitlán.
Simón Díaz and Domingo Ramirez Abarca, Ajuchitlán and Chilapa, were also shot.
Process news agency released the 10 people killed and the two injured are employees of the company Legumbrera San Luis, a native of Michoacan, and activities in other municipalities in the Tierra Caliente which is dedicated to producing melons, sources of the Attorney General of Guerrero.
He added that preliminary reports indicate that victims are laborers, and that it was a direct attack.
Indicates that according to some people, to place an armed group arrived in several trucks and opened fire on workers who were in a melon field and then fled to the mountainous part of the municipality.
The website of the newspaper Milenio said that the victims were related to organized crime activities, and in the hills around the melon field poppy crops there. This publication discusses that there was a shootout between suspected criminal groups.
The community of St. Paul East is the gate of the mountain to reach the region of Tierra Caliente, their paths unite the municipalities of San Miguel Totolapan, Tlacotepec and the Costa Grande region.
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