At least seven folks had been killed, including a 7-year-old baby, when a group of gunmen stormed a resort teeming with vacationers in central Mexico on Saturday.
An eighth individual was critically injured in the mid-afternoon capturing — which took the lives of three girls, three males and a baby — close to the pool at the La Palma resort in Cortazar, a small city south of town of Guanajuato.
Alarming video footage taken quickly after the assault confirmed shocked adults and youngsters strolling lifeless our bodies piled up close to the pool.
The suspects started opening hearth indiscriminately 4:30 p.m., earlier than destroying the resort spa retailer and taking the safety cameras that captured the horrifying mass homicide, officers mentioned.
Mexican officers had been utilizing a helicopter to seek for the attackers after the fled the scene on Saturday.
It was not instantly clear who was behind the capturing, although in current years rival drug cartels have gotten into skirmishes in the state.
Authorities haven’t shared a attainable motive for the assault.
Videos shared on social media additionally confirmed devastated vacationers sporting bathing fits whereas hugging their kids.
“Heavily armed sicarios arrived and this is what happened,” mentioned an unidentified man, utilizing a phrase for employed assassins as he filmed at the resort in a video shared on the web.
“After the attack, (the attackers) fled, but not before causing damage to the resort store and taking the security cameras and the monitor,” Cortazar’s safety division mentioned in a assertion.
No arrests have been made and authorities are investigating a attainable motive for the assault.
With Post wires