Passengers in a public transport truck of the Coyotepec and Anexas bus line defended themselves from an attempted assault in the State of Mexico, three people died from gunshot wounds.
By Kenya Luna
Mexico City, October 22 (A Fondo Edomex) .– Passengers of a bus they disarmed and they shot two men those who tried to rob, later abandoned their bodies at kilometer 42 + 700 of the highway Mexico-Querétaro, in the municipality of Tepotzotlán, State of Mexico; a passenger also died on the bus.
The two men allegedly tried to rob passengers of a public transport truck on the Autobuses Coyotepec y Anexas, SA de CV line, but were disarmed. During the confrontation, a passenger was injured.
The driver of the public transport truck, with registration number 526-037, continued his journey and at the height of the booth requested support for the injured passenger.
“I only heard a fight and then the screams, a passenger told me that they were attacking, then I heard the shots and stopped, it was when they threw them at the others and I already asked for support,” said Genaro, driver of the unit, quoted by the newspaper A Fondo Edomex.
Paramedics from the Federal Roads and Bridges (Capufe) corroborated that at the time of requesting support the injured passenger had already died, later, they moved to the place where the bodies of the other two people, who had also already died, were left.
Both areas were cordoned off and secured by elements of the National Guard until the arrival of personnel from the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Mexico. The weapon was not found at the scene.
The Mexican Prosecutor’s Office has initiated 4,888 investigation folders for robberies in collective public transport only from January to September of this year, 4,769 of these crimes have been committed with violence, according to data from the
Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System.