MEXICO CITY —
Closely armed gunmen attacked and wounded Mexico City’s police chief in a brazen operation that left an unspecified quantity of lifeless, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated Friday.
Sheinbaum stated on Twitter that Security Secretary Omar García Harfuch change into being treated in a scientific institution, nevertheless change into out of hazard. “There had been deaths and several arrests,” she stated.
Sheinbaum stated she would fragment more files at a files convention later in the day.
Mexico City Attorney Fundamental Ernestina Godoy Ramos stated onTwitter that there had been 12 arrests and that her build of job change into investigating the attack.
The police stated in an announcement that gunmen armed with .50 caliber sniper rifles and grenades exchanged fire with the chief’s security detail. The articulate stated two police had been wounded. Harfuch change into hospitalized in rep situation, it stated.
The attack came about around 6: 30 a.m. on Mexico City’s colossal boulevard Paseo de la Reforma in an build of mountainous homes surrounded by walls and foreign embassies. Photos from the scene confirmed a bullet-riddled dark SUV and a high-sided construction truck with a range of rifles in the encourage that curiously hid the gunmen except the ambush.
There change into no immediate notice on motive or the identification of the attackers, nevertheless a range of organized crime groups aim in the metropolis.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador offered his improve and harmony to Sheinbaum and the metropolis’s public security forces.
“It has to enact indubitably with the work he is carrying out to guarantee peace and tranquility,” López Obrador stated.
Mexico’s federal Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo, who change into travelling with the president, condemned what he referred to as a “cowardly” attack. “Or no longer it’s obvious that the work of the (police) is touching sturdy felony interests,” he tweeted.
Earlier this month, a federal judge and his wife had been killed at their home by gunmen in the western express of Colima. The judge had handled a range of cases associated to organized crime.