icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
8 Jan, 2018 00:46

3-way gun battle near Acapulco, Mexico leaves 11 dead

3-way gun battle near Acapulco, Mexico leaves 11 dead

At least 11 people have died near the Mexican resort town of Acapulco following a series of gunfights between local residents, the self-appointed community militia and federal government forces.

The showdown in the La Concepcion farming community erupted Sunday morning after a group of armed men fired shots into the air during local celebrations. The self-appointed community police, or CRAC (Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities) rushed to the scene to disarm the group. Three gunmen were detained and taken to the police station along with another man who tried to urinate in front of the building.

A group of armed hooded men then descended on the precinct attempting to rescue them. This triggered a shootout between the armed civilians and the CRAC militia. At the end of the gunfight, eight people were left dead, including two community police officers.

Mexican standoff: At least 39 dead in mass shootout with drug cartel (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Shortly after 11am, the Mexican Army along with federal and state police forces arrived to restore order. This development sparked a new gunfight with the CRAC militia, where three members of the community police unit were shot dead for refusing to obey orders.

Federal officers arrested 30 community members, a spokesman for Attorney General Xavier Olea Pelaez told reporters. Security forces also secured 17 military-grade weapons and seized "582 doses" of marijuana, he said, without specifying the exact amount.