Mexico Shooting: 11 dead as Gunman open fire at Hotel in Celaya

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Mexico Shooting: 11 dead as Gunman opens fire at Hotel in Celaya

At least 11 people were killed as gunmen opened fire at a Hotel in the Mexican City of Celaya, in Central Guanajuato State.

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At 22:00 local time (03:00 GMT), a group of roughly 15 armed men rushed the hotel, shooting and throwing petrol bombs before attacking at least two adjoining pubs, according to witnesses.

Security officers are on the site, but no word has been given as to who may be responsible for the shooting.

A criminal organization known as Santa Rosa de Lima has been embroiled in a violent war with its rivals, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, in the city of Celaya.

Extortion and gasoline theft are the major activities of the Santa Rosa cartel. José Yépez, the group’s former head, was sentenced to 60 years in jail earlier this year.

While his arrest in 2020 was heralded as a big setback for the cartel, the fight for his successor has erupted in even more bloodshed.