Massacre in “El Venadito” bar, in Jerez, Zacatecas: hitmen shot and killed at least 7 people

Stay informed about the recent tragedy in Zacatecas, Mexico where a deadly attack took place in a popular bar "El Venadito" in the town of Jerez. Learn about the victims, the official statement, and the history of violence in the state of Zacatecas that have led to travel warnings from the US government.
  • The state of Zacatecas, Mexico, was overwhelmed by a recent attack in a local bar, “El Venadito,” in the town of Jerez, where several people were killed.
  • This is not the first time Zacatecas has been hit by such violence, and the state has become a feared area for both the local population and the US government, which issued a travel warning to the locality.
  • The victims of the attack were customers, employees, and musicians playing at the bar at the time of the attack. The number of victims and the motive behind the attack remains unknown, as no official statement has been released yet.

Zacatecas seems overwhelmed by the new attack. The magical town of Zacatecas, Mexico, was again hit hard after an armed commando entered a local bar and began shooting at the people inside. Local authorities, accompanied by the Mexican National Guard and the Mexican Army, came to the rescue.

The state of Zacatecas has become one of the most feared by the population. Even the U.S. government issued a travel warning to the locality due to the several attacks registered in the last years. The latest display of violence was against a group of 4 young people, among them a lawyer from Ohio, who disappeared on the highway after leaving the magical town.

Hired assassins attack a bar

“NOW: Armed attack on a bar in Jerez, Zacatecas, leaves between 6 and 10 dead, according to preliminary reports”

In the early hours of Saturday morning, the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, was overshadowed when it was reported that an attack was perpetuated in a bar in the magic town of Jerez. Local media reported the incident, detailing that it occurred in the popular bar “El Venadito” located in the center of the town.

According to information provided by El Heraldo, the Army, the National Guard, and the police force began their mobilization after the shots were reported inside the place. Currently, there is no official statement on the events that took place.

How many victims were registered?

How many victims were registered?
Photo: Twitter

Currently, the number of victims who died after the attack inside the bar is not officially known. According to El Heraldo, police sources reported that several people were killed at the place. Social networks released alarming numbers of human losses after this attack.

“NOW: Armed attack in a bar in Jerez, Zacatecas leaves between 6 and 10 dead, according to preliminary reports,” reported the BNO Noticias account (@BNONoticias) on Twitter. After the incident, the injured were reportedly transferred to hospitals near the scene in private vehicles.

Hitmen attack Zacatecas bar: what do we know about the victims?

After the attack, reports indicated that the victims were customers, employees of the establishment, and musicians who were playing at the place, according to El Heraldo. Journalist Paco Elizondo reported that five victims were men, and two were women.

“On Friday night, gunmen shot at people inside the bar El Venadito, located in the downtown area of Jerez, Zacatecas, leaving seven people dead. Of the seven dead, five are men, and two are women,” reported journalist Paco Elizondo on social networks.

Hitmen attack Zacatecas bar: Did you hear it throughout the town?

Shortly afterward, a resident testified to El Heraldo, stating that the shooting had been heard throughout the town. “I live here on 16, here on Gómez Farías, and the shots were heard, and I have the TV on, and we turned it down. A little later, one of the girls who live in San Isidro spoke to us and said that El Venadito had been shot at,” she said.

“We lay down for a while, and this guy didn’t arrive, and I said, no, I’m going to go, to ask over there, to see if he is working, to get rid of this pending matter. The bar was quiet, all those people, whatever, all the time, they have been quiet bars, there had never been anything,” said a resident of Jerez and quoted El Heraldo.

Authorities investigating the shooting at El Venadito in Jerez, Zacatecas