The Mexican cartel is being blamed for storming a water park, in Cortazar, Guanajuato state, Mexico.
A video posted on social media shows several people in swimsuits running about crying, screaming and hugging their children.
The video taken soon after the attack showed shocked adults and children walking past piles of dead bodies near a swimming pool.
It was not clear exactly who was behind the shooting that killed the seven-year-old, three men and three women, Cortazar’s local security department said. One person was seriously injured in the La Palma resort.
“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 the video shared on the internet.
Mexican soldiers and police aided by a helicopter were searching for the attackers.
According to Reuters, Guanajuato, an agricultural and industrial hub, has been Mexico’s most violent state for years. The Jalisco New Generation drug cartel has been fighting with local criminal groups, including the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel, which is apparently backed by the Sinaloa cartel.
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