Mexico: 15 killed in a bar shooting as gangs violence continues to ravage the country

At least 15 people were killed and another seven wounded in a shooting at a bar early on Saturday in Mexico’s violence-wracked Guanajuato state.

It was not immediately clear who committed the crime. Before sunrise, a group of armed men pulled up in three vans at the La Playa Men’s Club in the city of Salamanca, burst into the bar and opened fire.

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Powerful oil theft gangs have stolen vast quantities of fuel from Salamanca’s oil refinery.

This week, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched a major offensive to capture local gang leader Jose Antonio Yepez, known as “El Marro.”

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Salamanca suffered a doubling of murders last year, making it one of Mexico’s most violent regions.

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