At least twelve people were fatally shot at a Christmas party in Mexico. According to reports, the perpetrators opened fire when asked to identify themselves.

At least twelve people were fatally shot at a Christmas party in Mexico. According to reports, the perpetrators opened fire when asked to identify themselves.

Authorities in the state of Guanajuato reported that a violent incident occurred on Sunday morning at a pre-Christmas gathering, resulting in the deaths of at least 12 individuals and injuries to several others. This was one of three similar incidents of mass shootings that took place in Mexico during the weekend.

According to reports, the violence took place in Salvatierra in a hacienda, a type of ranch that is available for rent for special events.

According to authorities, the state’s prosecutor’s office stated on X, the previous Twitter platform, that 12 individuals have been reported as deceased. Additionally, 12 others who sustained injuries have been transported to medical facilities.

Authorities work at the scene of an attack at a posada, in Salvatierra

On December 17, 2023, officials responded to a shooting at a posada in Salvatierra, Mexico where an armed group had fired on party attendees. The incident occurred in the state of Guanajuato.


The Tierra Negra organization, known for its support of community initiatives, stated that the individuals affected were youth involved in “posadas,” traditional religious events that commemorate elements of the Christmas story.

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In a city of approximately 90,000 people, unmarked graves containing at least 50 bodies were discovered by authorities three years ago.

In Mexico, Guanajuato is known as one of the most dangerous states due to the influence and actions of criminal organizations, specifically two rival drug cartels. A recent incident occurred earlier this month, bringing attention to the ongoing violence in the area.

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An unspecified number of individuals were discovered inside a car on an unpaved road in Guanajuato.

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The cartel known as Santa Rosa de Lima is responsible for various illegal activities.

The criminal organization Santa Rosa de Lima is accountable for numerous unlawful actions.

There has been a violent struggle between two drug cartels, the Jalisco cartel and [another unnamed group], for power over the state of Guanajuato.

The Jalisco cartel

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Annually in the United States.

Seven people were fatally wounded in additional attacks over the weekend.

On Saturday night, there was another occurrence approximately 30 miles from Salvatierra in the city of Salamanca, Guanajuato. Local authorities reported that four individuals were killed when assailants on motorcycles arrived at a barber shop and began shooting.

In the past few years, there have been cases of similar assaults in Guanajuato. This year, Guanajuato has been identified as the state with the highest number of murders in Mexico, with a total of 3,029 according to official records.

In the popular beach destination of Tulum on the Caribbean coast, three individuals were fatally shot and four others were injured in a bar shooting on Sunday, according to officials.

According to state prosecutors in Quintana Roo, the initial investigation suggests that the shooting may have been a disagreement over the sale of drugs, but the safety of the general public and visitors was never in danger.

However, previous incidents of clashes between rival drug groups in Tulum have resulted in the deaths of innocent tourists who were caught in the crossfire.

In Tulum, Mexico in 2021, two tourists – one from California who is a travel blogger and was born in India, and the other from Germany – were fatally shot while dining at a restaurant. It is believed that they were caught in the middle of a shootout between competing drug dealers.

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At the beginning of this year, the United States Department of State issued a cautionary message regarding

Issued a warning for travelers.

Travelers are advised to be extra vigilant, particularly after sunset, at Mexico’s Caribbean beach destinations such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

The report was contributed to by The Associated Press.