Six dead and one injured on the Veracruz-Jalapa highway

Agents from different Mexican security forces arrived at the site of the massacre to begin investigations into the shooting. | Photo: EFE

Once again, Veracruz witnessed a new massacre on Sunday, January 22nd, confirming the death of six people in an armed attack that occurred on a highway in this Mexican state.

“So far, six people have been reported dead and one injured” in “the attacks with a firearm” registered on the Veracruz-Jalapa highway, the Veracruz Secretary of Public Security reported, without offering more details about the macabre event.

Among those killed in the shooting are two minors who were traveling with three other people in a van, while inside a taxi, one man died and another was seriously injured.

Agents from the Mexican Navy, the Mexican Army, the National Guard, and the State Police arrived at the site of the shooting to initiate investigations and find those allegedly responsible for the massacre.

Since December, the state of Veracruz has been involved in a wave of violence that has affected former officials and municipal officials, as well as the general population.

According to official figures, in 2022, the Mexican state of Veracruz registered 854 intentional homicides, of which 513 were with a firearm and 105 with a knife.

The state of Veracruz has become one of the routes most used by drug traffickers for the shipment and transfer of drugs to the United States.

Source: Telesur

Veracruz Daily Post