By “El Huaso” for Borderland Beat
Three men were killed by armed gunmen around outside a scrap metal yard in San Francisco del Rincón, Guanajuato, around midnight March 5, 2023.
According to local news site Zona Franca Noticias, the victims, all men, are aged 22, 24 and 29. Zona Franca reported that their bodies were found outside a home, while Noticias Vespertinas reported they were found outside a scrap metal yard. As many businesses in Mexico are run out of homes, both may be true.
Authorities arrived to the scene, but have no leads, only finding shell casings. The attackers fled in two vehicles.
The state of Guanajuato is currently violently contested by two criminal groups; the Cártel Santa Rosa de Lima (CSRL), and the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), who fight for control of the state’s fuel theft and methamphetamine markets. This conflict has made the state the most violent in Mexico by homicide count since 2018.
Sources: Zona Franca Noticias, Noticias Vespertinas