REPORT: ‘Mariachi’ gunmen unleash deadly gunfire in Mexico City tourist hotspot

SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A shootout at a Mexico City plaza famed for its live music bars left three men and two women dead, officials said on Saturday, a day after gunmen said by witnesses to be dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire with rifles and pistols.

Eight others, including one foreigner, were injured in the incident at the Plaza Garibaldi in the capital’s historic downtown, the city prosecutor’s office said in a statement, without disclosing identities of any of the victims.

The article goes on to state the following:

Four of the deceased victims ranged in age from 22 to 46 years old, officials said. One had not yet been identified.

People at Plaza Garibaldi screamed and ran when they heard shots around 10 p.m. on Friday, although some appeared initially unfazed by the barrage of gunfire.

A video posted online shows a musician at a Plaza Garibaldi eatery strumming Mexican tune “La Cucaracha” on a harp without pausing for a moment as multiple shots rang out nearby. The video was taken by Giovanni Emmanuel Uribe, who was there with friends and family.

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  1. SHIRLEY Blanchard September 15th, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    So, sorry for these lost lives! I have never been to Mexico and hope I never have to go!


  2. Jeanne Lewis September 15th, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I have been going to Time Shares for years in Mexico! I LOVED the Mexicans that worked in them, they always made my stay pleasant! The country is now going to suffer a great loss of tourist dollars and suffer even more poverty because Americans WILL NOT FEEL SAFE THERE’ . This is a TRAJEDY!


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