9 People Killed in Suspected Gang Shooting in Mexico

Four Armed Men Reportedly Stormed into an Amusement Arcade and Opened Fire


At least nine people died after gunmen opened fire at an amusement arcade in the city of Uruapan in western Mexico. Among those killed in the shooting were four boys under the age of 18.

The authorities believe the shooting was gang-related. The arcade is known to be used by the Los Viagra gang to sell drugs. Preliminary investigations revealed that the attack was carried out by the rival Jalisco New Generation gang.

Witnesses said four armed men entered the arcade and opened fire.

The shooting came days after the arrest of Luis Felipe Barragán, the suspected leader of Los Viagra.

The detention triggered shootouts between the security forces and gang members who also set cars and trucks on fire to block local roads.