According to the Huffington Post, eight taxi drivers were killed in two attacks by gunmen in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico on Tuesday. Three people, including an 8-year-old girl, were injured.
According to Jorge Domene Zambrano, Nuevo Leon state public security spokesman, the first five drivers were shot and killed outside a taxi base office by four gunmen. Then, Several blocks away, three more taxi drivers were killed by the same group.
Two of the three injured, including the young girl, were innocent bystanders, Domene said.
Police are investigating a former taxi driver who was fired for selling drugs. This taxi driver became enraged and threatened his co-workers when he was fired.
That same day, on Tuesday, 13 people were killed in the western state of Michoacan, according to authorities. Four alleged criminals were shot and killed by Mexican soldiers during a kidnap rescue operation. Also, three bodies were found on a highway and six other bodies were found around the town of Tancitaro, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.
These incidents are related, prosecutors have said, because police found messages signed by the New Generation drug gang at both crime scenes. The New Generation drug gang is an ally of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord.
Also, in Acapulco, three men were arrested in an SUV with seven bodies–five of the bodies were decapitated.