The violence that is experienced in Mexico has the population in check, since atrocious events occur so often that the news of massacres is more and more constant, what for some is a moment of recreation ends up becoming a tragedy for the action of the crime. One of the latest events occurred in the municipality of Amozoc, Puebla, where hitmen attacked the “Pinochos” bar, leaving four dead and three police officers injured.
According to the newspaper El Sol de Puebla, shouting “We are from the Four Letters”, an armed commando broke into the premises and began the massacre. To deal with the situation, three policemen arrived, two municipal and one state, who were attacked with bullets and were wounded by firearms.
The hitmen arrived at the bar aboard four vehicles, carrying long weapons, which they activated after mentioning the criminal group they serve, presumably the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel. Three people died inside the bar and one more outside the business. Not satisfied with that, when the hitmen fled they met the policemen who were going to the site and attacked them.
#LiliesAt10 | In Amozoc, Puebla, an armed attack was recorded inside the bar "Pinochos"; armed men announced they belonged to an area cartel and opened fire on those present pic.twitter.com/vTo8ZWGrHa— Azucena Uresti (@azucenau) June 24, 2023,
The injured police officers requested reinforcements, so more state police officers arrived at the point to help their colleagues and take them in another patrol car to a hospital. According to El Heraldo de Mexico, their injuries were not serious, so their lives are not in danger.
The governor of the state of Puebla, Sergio Salomon Cespedes Peregrina, said that surveillance will be reinforced in the vicinity of the municipality of Amozoc after the shooting that occurred in the bar. Elements of the Mexican Army, National Guard, state police, and municipal police arrived at the scene.
According to the website La Silla Rota, this is not the first time that this bar has been the scene of an armed attack. On January 22, two men and a woman, identified as a state police officer named Claudia, were injured during a shootout that broke out in the “Pinocchios”.
During the first three months of 2023, at least 87 acts of violence were reported in the state of Puebla, according to the civil organization Causa en Común. The most frequent cases included torture, cruel murders of women, and attempted lynching.