“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat

Two men died and material damage was the result of three attacks on private ambulances on the afternoon of this Monday, April 22, in different parts of the city. The first of them occurred in the Valle del Real neighborhood and the second in the Álamos neighborhood.

It was around 5:30 in the afternoon that the first reports arrived at the 911 Emergency System number, where they indicated that around seven gunshots were heard in the limits of the Girasoles and Valle del Real neighborhoods. Minutes later, a video emerged on social media showing a private ambulance, without logos, that was on fire.

Given the reports, operators of the Command, Control, Communications and Computing Center (C4) sent the Civil Protection and Firefighters units of Celaya to Esperanza Street next to the Trinity Parish.

After the elements of the Fire Department put out the flames, they found two bodies inside the unit.

It was learned that one of the men responded to the name Victor and the other was known as Jesus. It also emerged that they had been duped with a false emergency call and upon arrival they were shot; However, the authorities will be the ones to confirm this once the investigations progress.

Neighbors of the neighborhood mentioned that armed individuals, aboard a motorcycle, were the ones who stood in front of the ambulance and shot the driver and his companion at least seven times, and then set fire to the unit.

After the emergency report, paramedics from the Celaya Citizen Security Secretariat, the Red Cross, the National Guard and the Mexican Army also went to the area, registering a strong operation in the area, in search of possible suspects.


An hour later, around 6:20 p.m., it was confirmed that two other ambulance units were set on fire, one with the company name SEETS and one SMB, inside the Privado Flor de Primavera.

It was learned that armed men arrived there, threatened those who were washing the ambulances at that time and set fire to the emergency vehicles, without injuring anyone.

The second call was also answered by the Municipal Police as first responders, who cordoned off the area because the fire in the units was extinguished by the neighbors themselves.

Celaya, Guanajuato

El Sol del Bajio