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Sun Jun 28, 2020, 12:35 AM

Gunmen wound Mexico City police chief in brazen attack that kills three

Source: LA Times

Heavily armed gunmen shot and wounded Mexico City’s police chief Friday in a brazen attack that left three people dead and signaled an alarming advance of organized crime on the nation’s capital, which has been shielded from the country’s worst violence.

Security Secretary Omar García Harfuch, who was being treated in a hospital after being struck by three bullets, tweeted that the Jalisco New Generation cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful criminal groups, was responsible for the early-morning ambush in one of the nation’s poshest neighborhoods.

García was traveling in an SUV with his security detail at 6:30 a.m. when a large construction truck carrying gunmen armed with high-caliber rifles and grenades blocked its path and opened fire, according to Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, who said 12 people had been arrested in connection with the attack.

Two of those killed worked for García. The third was a 26-year-old woman driving to the quesadilla stall where she worked.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-06-26/gunmen-wound-mexico-city-police-chief-in-brazen-attack-that-left-three-dead

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