MEXICO CITY (AP) — Eleven people, eight of them women, were killed in simultaneous shootings at two bars in north-central Mexico, authorities said on Tuesday.
Handwritten signs left at the scenes suggest the attacks were part of a rivalry between two drug cartels that have been fighting for control of Guanajuato state for several years.
Police in the city of Celaya said the attacks occurred at two bars on the same street late Monday. They said 10 of the victims died at the scene, and another was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police confirmed that messages were left at the scene but did not confirm what they said. But photos posted to social media suggested the killers were from the Santa Rosa de Lima gang. The news appeared to accuse the bars’ owners of supporting the rival Jalisco cartel.
The photos showed women – it was not clear whether they were bar employees or customers – in pools of blood between the tables. Part of a bar also appeared to have been partially burned.
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