An armed confrontation leaves three dead in the Mexican state of Chiapas

Archive image of the Mexican police.

Archive image of the Mexican police.

A armed confrontation between paramilitary groups left this Thursday as balance three dead and five wounded in the Mexican state of Chiapas, southeast of the country, local authorities reported.

The shooting occurred in the municipality of Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacán, about 120 kilometers from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the state capital, and according to residents it was carried out by groups called Los Marianos y los Diablos, events recorded in Colonia Aurora Ermita, Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacán, Chiapas. .

Through reports on social networks, the residents reported the aggression perpetrated this Thursday morning after registering a altercation between sympathizers of both armed groups and they requested the intervention of the state government.

According to reports, the fighting groups are headed by Enoc Díaz, who is the leader of the Revolutionary Movement number seven, and by José Luis Flores, municipal president, although the reason for the confrontation is unknown until now.

In their reports, the villagers pointed out that both leaders and their followers allegedly they drew their weapons and the fray began; In a first version, the death by firearm of 12 people was handled, among them several minors.

According to the residents, since 2015 both groups have appeared “armed to the teeth” installing checkpoints and assaulting the population to which they demand quotas (extortion) to take the step in the communication channels and terrorizing the population in election periods.

After the shooting, police officers were present to restore calm in the region, in addition to helping the wounded, who were taken to the nearest health centers.

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Faced with such a scenario, the Northern District Prosecutor’s Office opened an Investigation folder for the crimes of homicide, injuries and those that result, committed to the detriment of those who are offended, and instructed against those who are responsible for the events that occurred in Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacán .