Ten people were killed by cartel leaders in a Mexican pool hall.
The Santa Rosa de Lima cartel has reportedly claimed responsibility for the violent scene at the bar in the municipality of Tarimoro, Guanajuato state, infobae reported.
The attackers attacked the El Jarras Pool Hall, an establishment in the center of the city that hosted local festivities. Nine people died on the spot and one victim succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a hospital.
Shortly thereafter, horrifying images of the Wednesday night attack began circulating online. In a harrowing video reportedly recorded by the attackers, shots can be heard as an injured man lies on the ground.
The cartel left orange and green cards scattered around the stage claiming the attack.
One of the signs read: “This happened to me because I support “Zermeño” and will continue to happen to everyone who supports him. [They] will bear the consequences.”
The reference was probably made to a member of the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel, a criminal organization of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel that has been feuding with the sale of drugs since 2017.
The other map stated that Tarimoro and the neighboring municipalities of Moncada, Jerez, Jerécuaro and Apaseo el Alto “belonged” to the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel to commercialize illegal substances. infobae reports that the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel had started using the pool hall as a drug house to sell crystal meth.
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