SALVATIERRA, MX – In the heart of Mexico, in the state of Guanajuato, a joyful holiday gathering turned into a scene of horror as twelve lives were abruptly ended in a brutal attack. The incident unfolded in the early hours of Sunday in the town of Salvatierra. Attendees of a posada, a traditional pre-Christmas celebration, were the targets of an armed group.
The state’s top law enforcement office relayed the grim news via the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter. While they confirmed the death toll, they refrained from releasing additional information about the attack or the victims, citing ongoing investigations.
Guanajuato, a hub for the automotive and aeronautics industry, has been grappling with a surge in violence. The state has become a battleground for powerful drug cartels, leading to a significant increase in violence and making it one of the most dangerous states in the country.
The aftermath of the attack was a chilling sight. A burnt car, a grim reminder of the incident, was towed away as authorities combed through the scene. This tragic incident is yet another testament to the escalating violence that has gripped this region of Mexico.