Three Kidnapped Migrants Murdered in Tapachula, Chiapas

Authoroties located dwelling with three murdered migrants and three more wounded. Photo: Edgar H. Clemente

Tapachula, Chiapas. Three migrants were shot to death when they were kidnapped in Tapachula, Chiapas, police sources reported.

The alleged kidnapper also lost his life, while three more migrants were injured by gunshots, according to police reports.

According to information that was accessed, the authorities received reports of shots in the Ejido Manga de Clavo, in the north west of the city.

Agents from the Investigative Police of the State Attorney General’s Office went to the scene and upon arrival came under gunfire, so they requested support from the Mexican Army, the National Guard and the Secretary of Security and Citizen Participation.

The security forces entered a house and found four bodies, two of them women. At the crime scene they also located a pistol, apparently a 9 mm. According to photographs that were accessed, three bodies were on some mats and one more was lying on the floor.

In another room of the building there were three injured men who said they were of Ecuadorian origin and who identified themselves as José Santiago Medina Hualán, 49 years old, Nelson Hernán Medina Hualán, 43 years old, and Ángel Andrés Gaspar Delgado, 39 years old, who were taken to your medical care.

“About six shots were heard, when we went out to look, the police and the army were already there. The situation is getting dangerous,” said a local resident.

Expert agents transferred the four bodies to the Forensic Medical Service, while the FGE began the investigation into the multiple homicide.

Original text and photo by Edgar H. Clemente published in La Jornada.
Translated by Schools for Chiapas.

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