A shootout on the borders of Jalisco and Michoacan, which occurred due to a confrontation between the CJNG and Carteles Unidos, reportedly left 17 people dead.
According to different reports, the shootout occurred in at least three Michoacán municipalities bordering the state of Jalisco.
According to reports, the shooting occurred when members of the group known as Carteles Unidos clashed with members of the CJNG who were trying to enter Michoacán.
Although authorities have not issued a report on the events on the borders of Jalisco and Michoacán, reports indicate that 17 people were killed in the shootout.
The clash between CJNG and Carteles Unidos reportedly leaves 17 dead
Local media report that the confrontation occurred in an unpopulated area near the Chilatan dam, in the vicinity of the municipalities of Jilotlan and Santa Maria El Oro.
It also indicates that the clash between the United Cartels and the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (CJNG) occurred in regions of the municipalities of Tepalcatepec, Buenavista, and Los Reyes.
A priest from the Diocese of Apatzingán reported that 17 people were killed following the shootout on the border between Jalisco and Michoacán.
In his social networks, the priest, José Luis Segura, published a video in which he said that versions indicated that 17 people were killed in the clashes.
Videos show part of the shooting at the border of Jalisco and Michoacán
Since yesterday, Friday, October 7, several videos of the shootout on the border between Jalisco and Michoacán have been published on social networks.
However, according to reports, the armed clash occurred on Wednesday, October 5.
The videos show both the shooting moments, which reportedly left 17 people dead and the moments after the confrontation.
In one of the videos in question, several bodies are shown, presumably lifeless, belonging to CJNG members who died at the scene.
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Likewise, the alleged members of Carteles Unidos can be heard boasting that they managed to stop the advance of the CJNG assassins and that they shot them down even when they had already surrendered.
CJNG seeks to take advantage of the Army’s withdrawal from the borders of Jalisco and Michoacan
It is worth noting that in recent days, Army elements withdrew from the area between the borders of Jalisco and Michoacan.
Due to this situation, CJNG cells allegedly sought to take advantage of the situation to try to enter the state of Michoacan by carrying out armed attacks.
Despite what has been happening since last Wednesday, the authorities of the two states have not yet approached the area.