Tragic Bloodbath at Mexican Water Park: Gunmen Claim 7 Lives

Gunmen Kill Seven at Water Park in Central Mexico, Including a Child and Six Adults

Gunmen have attacked a water park in central Mexico, killing a child and six adults. The incident happened at the La Palma swimming resort in Cortazar, Guanajuato, a state that has experienced an increase in drug-related violence in recent years. The attackers arrived at the park at 4:30 pm local time and opened fire on a group of people before taking out security cameras and fleeing the scene. The victims were identified as a seven-year-old child, three women, and three men. The attack took place on the last day of the spring school holiday period.

Footage of the incident showed people running for cover from the gunfire. Adults and children still in swimwear, including pool floats, were present at the scene after the shooting, according to the website of TV Azteca, one of Mexico’s main television networks. The resort was immediately surrounded by military and state police after the attack.

Guanajuato, a thriving industrial state, has become one of Mexico’s most violent regions due to the dispute between the Santa Rosa de Lima crime group and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, which are both involved in fuel theft and drug trafficking. The state has experienced a surge in drug-related violence in recent years.

Mexico has been plagued by violence since the government controversially deployed the army to fight drug cartels in 2006. The country has registered more than 350,000 murders since then, with most of them blamed on criminal gangs. The government’s efforts to combat drug trafficking and related violence have been criticized for their ineffectiveness and human rights abuses.

The attack on the water park is the latest in a series of violent incidents in Mexico. In May, gunmen killed 11 people, including a child, at a bar in the city of Jaral del Progreso, also in Guanajuato. In March, gunmen killed 19 people, including women and children, in the northern state of Chihuahua. The violence has continued despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s efforts to control it.

The incident has once again highlighted the urgent need for the Mexican government to address the issue of drug-related violence in the country. The government must take concrete steps to ensure the safety and security of its citizens, particularly in areas that are most affected by the violence. The international community must also support Mexico in its efforts to combat drug trafficking and related violence, which have a significant impact on the region’s stability and security.

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