GUANAJUATO.- Two elements of the Celaya Municipal Police, Guanajuatowere victims of a bullet attack on the night of this Saturday; one of the policemen died while receiving medical care at a hospital.
According to the report of the Secretary of Citizen Security, the attack occurred after 9:30 p.m. this Saturday, March 18, on Río Bravo street, next to Parque Morelos, located in the heart of the downtown area of the city of Celaya.
The Security Secretariat reported that when police officers were patrolling in the downtown area, they were attacked by armed civilians, who apparently were riding a motorcycle.
Witnesses report hearing several gunshots.
The assaulted municipal police officers immediately requested the support of their colleagues.
Immediately, police personnel and paramedics from the Security Secretariat went to the scene, who located two injured police officers on the site. Both were transferred to a hospital for medical evaluation, but one of them died when he received help.
The victim is known He was an element of the defunct Federal Police who now worked as an active agent of the Municipal Police of Celaya.
Initially, the version circulated that one of the alleged attackers had been detained by municipal police very close to the scene of the events, but in the first minutes of this Sunday, the Secretary of Citizen Security issued a press release in which it assured that ” At this time, a security operation is being implemented and the authorities of the three levels of government are searching for the probable perpetrators.”
Attacks against police officers in Guanajuato
Just last Monday, March 13, an administrator from the Celaya Citizen Security Secretariat was attacked with bullets.
The events occurred around 8:30 a.m. on Benito Juárez street between Manuel Doblado and 5 de Mayo, two blocks from the Municipal Presidency.
There when the traffic light was red, an armed man, apparently on a motorcycle, shot at the administrative office and then escaped.
According to the organization Causa en Común, Guanajuato adds 18 police officers killed so far this yearin addition to two soldiers who were found dead, after being missing for several days.
Therefore, Guanajuato once again becomes the most dangerous entity for the police, since it occupies the first place and only below is Chihuahua (12) and Zacatecas (7).