|May 30, 2023|
Ten dead in Ensenada car show shooting
ENSENADA - A shoot-out at a car show in northern Baja has left at least 10 people dead and nine others injured, the municipal government said over the weekend..
Gunfire erupted during an all-terrain car racing show in the San Vicente area of Ensenada, the Baja California state attorney general’s office said.
People with long guns were seen getting out of a van and shooting at the participants, reported Reuters.
Municipal and state police, the Marines, the Fire Department and Mexican Red Cross were among the agencies who responded to the scene.
Video footage of the shooting was posted on social media and showed people running after gunfire erupted in the arena. Several figures can be seen lying on the ground.
The director of the Agencia Fronteriza de Noticias said that the mass shooting was “due to a ‘fight’ between the CJNG (cartel) and the Sinaloa cartel,” citing unnamed sources, according to the Times of San Diego.
The organizers of the two-day event shared a message of sympathy following the shooting and said that “unfortunately, what happened during the tour was not in our hands”. “We are as baffled as all of you since we have nothing to do with what happened,” the message read.
Attorney General Ricardo Ivan Carpio Sanchez commissioned a special investigation into the shooting.
The identities or nationalities of the victims were not immediately available.
Story Date: May 25, 2023