Tragedy Strikes: Violent Attack Claims Lives in Chilpancingo

Chilpancingo, the capital city of Guerrero, Mexico, was the site of a harrowing armed attack that resulted in the loss of two lives and left three others injured, as reported by local authorities. Among the fatalities was Enrique Hinterholzer Rodríguez, the head of the Guerrero branch of the Executive Commission for Victim Support (CEAV). This horrifying incident took place at approximately 2:20 am at a bar named «Valhalla» in the Recursos Hidráulicos neighborhood, near the Palacio de Gobierno.

A Devastating Act: The Attack

Eyewitnesses recount the terrifying moment when an armed group stormed into the bar and unleashed a hail of gunfire directly targeting the victims at a specific table. The intensity and brutality of the assault were alarming, leaving no room for escape for those caught in its crosshairs.

The Victims and the Aftermath

The two individuals tragically killed in this attack have been identified as Enrique Hinterholzer Rodríguez and Hugo Carreto, both dedicated public servants. As for the wounded, they managed to transport themselves to a nearby hospital to seek medical attention. The violent nature of this assault has prompted an immediate response from security forces, who have launched an extensive operation in the southern region of Guerrero’s capital.

Footage Surfaces: Capturing the Attack

The entire incident of the armed attack at «Valhalla» bar in Chilpancingo has been captured by security cameras. The shocking video showcasing the event has been circulating on social media platforms, shedding light on the horrific sequence of events. The 24-second clip exhibits the arrival of three men in a white car near the Palacio de Gobierno, who promptly storm into the bar and indiscriminately open fire on patrons and the establishment itself. The footage captures the chaos and panic that ensued as some sought refuge under tables while others desperately fled towards the rear of the premises to escape the aggressors.

A Chain of Tragedies: Guerrero’s Struggles

This tragic incident joins a series of violent episodes that have plagued the region in recent weeks. Among these incidents was the murder of Fernando García Fernández, a delegate of the Federal Attorney General’s Office (FGR) in Guerrero, who was fatally shot while driving his vehicle on September 12th. Additionally, Víctor Manuel Salas Cuadra, the newly appointed head of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Tierra Caliente, was assassinated in Coyuca de Catalán on September 10th. These distressing events continue to cause great concern within the community and present significant challenges for the authorities in guaranteeing security in Guerrero.

(Keywords: Chilpancingo, Guerrero, armed attack, tragedy, victims, Valhalla bar, violence, security forces, footage, murder, FGR, Tierra Caliente)


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