GUANAJUATO, MEXICO: At the very least 15 males have died following a taking pictures at a nightclub in central Mexico, prosecutors mentioned Saturday.
One other 4 folks, three males and a lady, suffered accidents, public prosecutor´s workplace spokesman Juan Jose Martinez advised AFP by phone.
The nightclub lies in Guanajuato state, the place authorities have launched an operation towards legal gangs concerned in gas theft.
The assault happened within the early hours Saturday as a number of closely armed males opened hearth on the La Playa nightclub in Salamanca earlier than making off in a automobile, the spokesman mentioned.
The 4 injured folks have been taken to a close-by hospital. Up to now, not one of the victims have been recognized.
Salamanca is the positioning of the primary pipeline of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), the place gas thieves have value the agency round $three billion over the previous couple of years.
In late January, a pretend bomb was present in a automobile parked near the refinery.
Close by, indicators have been discovered threatening Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and demanding that he withdraw from the realm troopers preventing towards gas theft gangs.
Salamanca is lower than 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Santa Rosa de Lima, the place a number of days in the past authorities carried out an operation towards Juan Antonio Yepez, the alleged chief of a fuel-stealing cartel.