In Mexico on the threshold of the municipality of Acapulco shot two employees of the city administration
In the resort town of Acapulco in Guerrero state in Western Mexico, unknown assailants attacked the head of the personnel Department of the city administration of Luis andrés Lara Garcia and his driver Raul Parra Herrera the.
According to police, the attack occurred at about 09:00 local time, when a black pickup stopped Garcia in front of city hall. At this point, two armed men pulled up on a motorcycle to the car and opened fire, reports Economia Hoy.
Driver – and part-time security guard of the head of Department of the city hall – was armed, but at the time of the attack did not have time to use weapons.
The head of administration of the city of Evodio Velasquez Aguirre demanded that the Federal authorities “to intervene and punish perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.”
The Governor of Guerrero héctor Astudillo Flores, who recently took his post, has asked the Federal government for more help. The head of the region stressed that the violence in Guerrero “does not stop, and this is regrettable”.
As recalled by TASS, this year Acapulco, the famous resort on the Pacific ocean, has turned into an arena of fierce confrontation between criminal gangs. In January, the city had recorded about 800 of intentional homicide. Guerrero was perhaps the most dangerous region of Mexico: the murder rate is at around 40 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.
In late October, Mexican President Enrique peña Nieto promised to restore in Guerrero the order and return it to the inhabitants of “peace and development”. To do this, the Federal government launched in the region a new comprehensive security strategy, providing closer interaction at all levels of government to combat crime. In addition, it was decided to send to the region an additional contingent of Federal forces, numbering 1.5 million people. However, these measures have so far not brought the expected result.