Mexico Mass Shooting Should Send Travel Alarms

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Written by Linda Hohnholz

In yet another violent act in Mexico, 8 people died in a mass shooting that happened in the state of Morelos in the center of town.

The shooting happened on Saturday in Huitzilac municipality near a highway that connects the capital with a popular tourist town, Cuernavaca.

Four of the 8 people who died, passed immediately at the scene while the other 4 were taken to a nearby hospital, but did not survive.

Of the 8 who perished, 7 were identified as ages 29 to 50 years old. The age of the 8th victim is not yet known.

All of those who died are now at forensic facilities as the investigation into the shooting continues.

The town of Huitzilac has a violent reputation due to illegal logging, drug gangs, and is known for kidnappings as well. It lies in a forested area in the state of Morelos which is a popular vacation spot.

All eight bodies were transferred to the forensic medical service facilities as the investigation into the shooting continues, officials said.

The forested mountain township of Huitzilac has been plagued by illegal loggers, kidnappers and drug gangs, in part because it provides the closest rural hideout near Mexico’s capital.

The travel advisory from the US Government has apparently remain unchanged since August 22, 2023, according to their website information.

In it’s country summary it warns: Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread and common in Mexico. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico, as travel by U.S. government employees to certain areas is prohibited or restricted. In many states, local emergency services are limited outside the state capital or major cities.

Just a couple of weeks ago, 3 surfers from Australia and America were reported missing and found murdered in Mexico. It is an ongoing unsolved crime case. Many communities across the country are protesting for a stop to the violence that endangers tourists and residents alike.

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Linda Hohnholz

Editor in chief for eTurboNews based in the eTN HQ.

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