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Terror in Hermosillo: Shootout between police and criminals leaves 6 dead and 2 officers injured

A confrontation between police and armed civilians left six criminals dead and two agents of the Ministerial Criminal Investigation Agency injured on the highway between Hermosillo and Bahía de Kino.

On the afternoon of this Saturday, January 20, elements from the three levels of government participated in an operational deployment after a persecution of armed civilians on Highway 100 that leads to the coast of Hermosillo.

The Attorney General’s Office of the State of Sonora (FGJES) reported that, so far, there are six subjects who were neutralized after attacking elements of the Ministerial Criminal Investigation Agency (AMIC).

The official version indicates that the violent events derived from a chase that began on the outskirts of the urban area of ​​Hermosillo, in the western area of ​​the city, where public order forces from the three levels of government and various vehicles manned by armed civilians participated.

It is presumed that they opened fire on the security elements when they felt cornered in the vicinity of the area known as Seven Hillson the aforementioned stretch of road.

The troops repelled the attack with their weapons, thus killing six attackers, while two elements of the Ministerial Criminal Investigation Agency were injured, who were already transferred to a hospital and are under protection. They report out of danger.


On site, they have secured six trucks, multiple assault rifles, Barret 50 caliber and box magazines with capacity for 200 useful cartridges.

They circulated on social networks videos taken by witnesses who witnessed part of the violent events in an area that is very busy on weekends because it is the road to Bahía de Kino beach. Citizens passing through the area had to seek shelter from the shooting.

It is worth mentioning that, according to the latest crime incidence report of the Sonora Observatory for Securitythe entity registered a 19.4 percent reduction in the number of intentional homicides in 2023, compared to 2022, going from 1,741 cases in 2022 to 1,403 in 2023.

The perception of insecurity was also reduced from 59.5 percent to 46.9 percent in Hermosillo, according to the most recent data from the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (Inegi), which was released this week.

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