Gunmen kill “nine people”, including the mayor, and injure at least 20 others as panicked residents in Mexico run for cover

GUNMEN have reportedly killed nine people, including a mayor, and injured at least 20 others in a massacre.

Cartel members opened fire at an official building, firing projectiles at residents in the streets and their homes in an attack.

Bullet marks covered the outside of a building

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Bullet marks covered the outside of a buildingPhoto credit: Twitter – Jacob Morales
The Mayor of San Miguel Totolapan, who was killed in the attack, pictured outside City Hall

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The Mayor of San Miguel Totolapan, who was killed in the attack, pictured outside City HallPhoto credit: Twitter – Jacob Morales

The outside of the building was riddled with bullet holes and other images, which we are not releasing, showed bloodied victims.

Seven police officers were among the dead today in San Miguel Totolapan, Mexico.

Democratic Union Party (PRD) mayor Conrado Mendoza Almeda and his father and former mayor Juan Mendoza were also executed.

Panicked local residents hid in their homes and the army was deployed in the streets, international media reported.

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The PRD condemned the attack tonight and called it cowardly.

Taking to social media, she added: “We demand justice. Enough of violence and impunity.”

The armed group Los Tequileros has claimed responsibility. It was previously believed that the group had ceased operations.

The gang was formed around 2012 by former drug cartel cohorts, the Knights Templar and La Familia.

They carried out kidnappings in Guerrero, Mexico, for several months in 2016, including one in which gunmen kidnapped 10 people.

In December of the same year, armed locals captured the group leader’s mother and friends in retaliation.

Mexico has long been plagued by shootings, with several tourists and a Briton among the victims this year.

And in 2021, the bodies of nine men were found in an underpass amid a battle for control between the Sinaloa and Jalisco cartels in the Zacatecas region

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