During the afternoon of this Sunday, February 27, a shooting was reported in a seafood restaurant located in the municipality of Santa María Colotepec, in the town of Puertecito, which left five people dead and two injured.
Local press reports indicated that gunmen arrived at the premises and opened fire on a family that was in the establishment Aunt Jose, at approximately 7:00 p.m. Presumably one of the victims was the Former Communal Property Commissioner of Santa María Colotepec, Benedicto Robles37 years old.
The other victims were identified as Arcadio, 55, Mariano, 50, as well as Concilio and Juan, 44. Two other people, including a woman, were injured and taken to an area hospital for medical treatment. The attackers, according to witnesses, They were traveling in a red mini Cooper and escaped heading to federal highway 200. State Road Police officers were mobilized in the area.
The Attorney General’s Office of the State of Oaxaca confirmed that it started the investigation file 6802/FCOS/PUERTO/2022 for the homicide of five men. “Given the situation, the Prosecutor’s Office, through the Regional Vice Prosecutor’s Office for the Coast, deployed its multidisciplinary team to initiate the committed investigations to find the whereabouts of those responsible”, reported the FGE in a statement, without giving more progress on the results so far.
On February 20, the leader of a criminal cell that operates in oaxaca was arrested in Puerto Vallarta, Jaliscofor the probable crime of kidnapping, according to the Oaxaca State Attorney General’s Office.
The subject is accused of the illegal deprivation of a person in 2015, who at the time of the kidnapping was on a dirt road in Santa Maria Colotepec. According to reports, a group of criminals took the victim by force, and then demanded a large amount of money for his ransom.
Last Monday, the criminal identified as RSE was transferred from Vallarta Port to Oaxaca to present it before the corresponding authority to determine its legal status.
Last week it was reported that 50 elements of the Marine Secretary(Semar) to the municipal police of Matías Romero, in order to reinforce the security in this area of northern Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The governor alexander muratannounced that the sailors would join the municipal staff to reinforce the public securitysince they were rejected by a tourist municipality in the Costa region.