At least 10 people are dead and several injured after gunmen open fire during a race in Baja California, Mexico

A tragic incident took place in Baja California, when an armed group opened fire on the participants of an off-road car race.

Witnesses report that 10 people lost their lives and several others were injured in the violent attack.

The incident occurred in the southern region of Ensenada.

At this time, “he is in close coordination with the Baja California State Attorney General’s Office, to assist in investigations that lead to the clarification of the facts,” they reported.

Mayor Armando Ayala Robles regretted the attack on runners who participate in the activities of the event called “Cachanillazo”, whose participants left the Playa Hermosa area this Saturday morning.

“I am in constant communication with the State Attorney General’s office, as well as federal corporations at all three levels of government to provide all necessary information.

Likewise, surveillance has been reinforced in the delegations of the southern zone of the commune and the operations to locate those responsible for the attack remain active, ”he said.

He acknowledged the support of the Attorney General of the State, Ricardo Iván Carpio Sánchez, who commissioned a special investigative group to deal with this unfortunate fact. According to the municipal police, at 2:18 p.m., a report was received warning of detonations of firearms, as well as several injuries.

The report also said that in the area on the transpeninsular highway, at kilometer 90 in the San Vicente delegation area, a late model gray van arrived, from where people got out and started shooting with it. long guns on runners. which were parked.

Personnel from the City Police, State Citizen Security Force, Secretary of the Navy, State Investigation Agency (AEI), Secretary of National Defense, Fire Department and the Mexican Red Cross, went to the scene to attend to the emergency.

The Red Cross was in charge of transferring the injured to the urban area of ​​the municipality and two others are being treated in San Vicente. The state attorney general’s office issued a bulletin on the case:

The State Attorney General’s Office, in coordination with SEDENA, SEMAR, the State Citizen Security Force (FESC) and the Municipal Police of Ensenada, is responding to a report of an attack on civilians recorded in the town of San Vicente, in the municipality of Ensenada, Baja California.

State Attorney General Ricardo Iván Carpio Sánchez clarified that the attack occurred around 2 p.m. at the height of the community of San Vicente, located south of the municipality of Ensenada, requiring the mobilization of three levels of government to find those responsible.

He specified that a special investigative group is heading towards the said community, with the aim of strengthening the tasks of the various corporations in the area and bringing to justice those responsible for the attack, who according to the first information took the escape in two vans.

He also indicated that the FGE will report adequately on the progress of the investigations and the process to obtain justice in this unfortunate case.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information becomes available.

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