AT LEAST 12 people have been executed by gunmen after they barged into a central Mexico bar amid growing gang violence.
Initial reports indicate that five men and six women were killed and three others were injured in the Irapuato bar in Guanajuato City on Saturday around 8pm.
Local media reported that customers had been enjoying their evening together at the Texana bar – also know as El Pantano – when the heavily armed men with their faces covered broke up and opened fire.
Customers and employees tried to flee by the bar’s back door, but many did not survive. Others escaped and ran to find help as loud gunfire could be heard by scared neighbours.