- On Saturday, a group of gunmen stormed the La Palma resort in Cortazar, Mexico, killing at least seven people, including a 7-year-old child.
- The suspects began opening fire indiscriminately at around 4:30 p.m., before destroying the resort spa store and taking the security cameras that captured the horrifying mass murder.
- Authorities are investigating a possible motive for the attack, and it is not yet clear who was behind the shooting.
At least seven people, including a child, were killed on Saturday when a group of gunmen stormed the La Palma resort in Cortazar, a small town south of the city of Guanajuato in central Mexico. The suspects began opening fire indiscriminately at around 4:30 p.m., before destroying the resort spa store and taking the security cameras that captured the horrifying mass murder.
Videos shared on social media showed devastated vacationers wearing bathing suits while hugging their children. “Heavily armed sicarios arrived and this is what happened,” said an unidentified man, using a word for hired assassins as he filmed at the resort in a video shared on the internet.
Mexican officials were using a helicopter to search for the attackers after they fled the scene. It was not immediately clear who was behind the shooting, though in recent years rival drug cartels have gotten into skirmishes in the state. Authorities have not shared a possible motive for the attack.
The attack on the La Palma resort is the latest in a string of violent incidents in Mexico, where drug cartels and criminal gangs have long terrorized the population. Last year, Mexico recorded more than 34,000 homicides, the highest number in years.
The recent attack on the La Palma resort in Mexico is yet another reminder of the violence and lawlessness that plague our southern neighbor. At least seven people, including a 7-year-old child, were killed in the attack, which was carried out by a group of heavily armed gunmen.
The Mexican government has long struggled to contain the violence and criminal activity that has ravaged the country, but it seems that things are only getting worse. Despite the efforts of law enforcement, drug cartels and criminal gangs continue to operate with impunity, spreading fear and chaos wherever they go.
As a conservative Republican, I believe that we need to do more to support our allies in Mexico and help them to address the root causes of the violence. This means providing them with the resources and assistance they need to fight back against the drug cartels and criminal gangs, and working together to develop a comprehensive strategy to combat the problem.
At the same time, we need to secure our own borders and take steps to prevent the violence from spilling over into our country. This means investing in border security and supporting our law enforcement agencies as they work to keep our communities safe.
The attack on the La Palma resort is a tragic reminder of the work that still needs to be done to combat the violence and lawlessness in Mexico. As Americans, we must stand with our allies in Mexico and work together to create a safer, more secure future for both of our countries.
Source: NY Post