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Musicians shot dead during performance in central Mexico

Two musicians were shot and wounded during a performance in central Mexico. One motive remains unknown. The shooting comes days after authorities called off a city fair in another municipality after gunmen from the cartel attacked musical entertainment and made violent threats against the event’s organizers.

Filming took place on Saturday night in Chimalhuacan, Mexico, as Gerardo Diaz and Su Gerarquia performed. According to information disclosed by Diaz, the group were on stage when gunshots rang out from an unknown location, grazing one of his groupmates in the head and hitting a second in the shoulder. Diaz posted a video on his Facebook page to apologize for interrupting the performance. The injured musicians have since been released from a hospital.

Video recorded by a viewer and shared on social media captured the moment Diaz is seen dodging as gunshots go off. The musicians tried to continue for a few seconds but ran backstage after realizing that two members of the group had been shot.

The shooting comes days after gunmen from the cartel attacked another musical group in the same state. Members of the La Familia Michoacana cartel hung banners threatening the musicians not to perform. La Adictiva played anyway and their tour bus got shot after the show. No injuries were reported.

Editor’s note: Breitbart Texas traveled to Mexico City and the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and to speak out against cartels silencing their communities. Writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels operating in these regions, including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, if a pseudonym was not used. Chronicles of the Breitbart Texas Cartel are published both in English and in their original version Spanish. This article was written by “LP Contreras” from Mexico.



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