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Gunmen attack Mexico resort, killing 6 adults and a child

The owner told authorities the gunmen destroyed a shop and took security cameras before fleeing the scene.
/ Source: NBC News

Gunmen opened fire at a resort in Mexico on Saturday, killing a child and six adults and injuring at least one other person.

The gunmen arrived at the La Palma resort at around 4:30 p.m. local time and began shooting, according to a translated statement from the municipality of Cortazar in Guanajuato state. The owner told authorities the gunmen destroyed a shop on the premises and took security cameras before they left the scene.

At least three women and three men were killed, as was a child who was under 7 years old, the statement said. Details about the wounded person were not immediately available.

Cortazar’s public security department was given helicopter support by the state.

NBC News was not immediately able to discover information about the La Palma resort Sunday morning.

Guanajuato has been considered among Mexico’s most dangerous states for years, as the Jalisco drug cartel has waged war on local groups. In 2020, an attack on a rehab center in Irapuato killed at least 24 people and injured several others.

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