Three dead after shooting at an indoor soccer court in Hidalgo, Mexico


ATOTONILCO DE TULA, HIDALGO.- A squad of gunmen burst onto a soccer field in central Mexico and shot to death three adults and three youths under 18, officials in central Hidalgo state said Monday.

They said others were wounded in the attack, but that local residents were loathe to provide information.

Local police chief Alejandro Rosales said the attack occurred on Sunday, May 14th, in the town of Atotonilco de Tula, just north of Mexico City’s suburbs.

Officials did not provide a motive for the killings but speculated they might be related to a dispute between locals and people from the neighboring State of Mexico, which surrounds the capital.

In September, a similar attack on a soccer field killed four people in Morelos, south of the capital. The dead in that attack included a former mayor of the town of Yecapixtla, in the state of Morelos.

Source: El Financiero

Hidalgo Daily Post