Armed group ‘executes 17 people in street’ during wake

Image: Pixabay

Armed group ‘executes 17 people in street’ during a wake in Mexico.

According to reports, 17 people are feared dead after an ambush on a funeral wake. The wake was attacked by an armed group in Mexico.

The attack is said to have taken place on Sunday afternoon, February 27, in Michoacán state. Social media footage reportedly shows the incident taking place in San José de Garcia. According to The Metro, social media footage shows people being executed. The people were forced to line up before being shot.

Unofficial reports suggest that at least 17 people died in the shocking attack. La Voz de Michoacán reported that an armed group had arrived at the wake.

According to reports, a shooting broke out when one “criminal cell” started to fire shots. It is believed that a high profile member of a criminal gang had been attending the wake.

After the shooting curfews have been put in place. Police patrols have been ramped up in a bid to prevent more violence.

An investigation has been launched by local authorities into the shooting.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTelegramLinkedInEmailCopy Link
Go Back
Written by

Alex Glenn

Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]