translated from Spanish: 7 killed and 9 injured shooting in Puente Grande prison

Guadalajara, Jalisco.- A balance of 7 people killed, 9 wounds, 5 detained assailants and two insured firearms left a strong registered gun at around 13:30 today inside the penal of Puente Grande, Jalisco, confirmed by the Attorney General’s Office of the State. Unofficially it had been said that the dispute began following a baseball sports contest held by the inmates and that even the assault would have been direct against a module manager. However, through a press conference held a few hours later, the director general of Previsión and Social Reincersion, José Antonio Pérez Juárez, confirmed that minutes before the feud had taken place a formal competition of baseball, but that it would be hasty to say that this was the cause and ruled out the version that the initial attack was against the staff of the place.

«There was never an attempt at mutiny, there was not even a quarrel or feud between inmates at its inception. We didn’t have broken glass, we didn’t have any damage to the center of centens.» Pérez Juárez stated and added that only between 6 and 7 detonations were recorded inside the penalty when they intervened.
«I immediately reinforced the surveillance group at the same centre, which had already taken action and that even at that time we assured five people who had been the ones who assaulted other colleagues inside the centens center»

Without committing to give the version, the DIRECTOR General of Forecasting and Social Reintegration explained how the development of the fight between local inmates might have taken place.
«A very small group assaulted (… ) in response to what they considered unfair. Because the people who were assaulted were not people who caused problems inside the center (and) reacted violently with the consequences of some deceased assailants, five assailants detained by our own staff.»

Follows #EnVivo the briefing on the recent events in Puente Grande.—Government of Jalisco (@GobiernoJalisco)
May 22, 2020

On the balance of the brawl, Jalisco’s Prosecutor Gerardo Octavio Solís Gómez revealed the following details:7 dead: 3 per firearm and 3 for blows
9 wounded: 3 per firearm and 6 for hits
5 assailants arrested
2 insured firearms were secured, one 0.380 caliber and one 5.7 mm caliber.
1 home-made explosive device was secured.
Although no names were given of the deceased, injured or detained, the coordinator of the security cabinet, Macedonio Támez Huajardo, issued a message to the family of inmates, who from outside the Puente Grande Penitentiary desperately asked for information about the event:
«I mean, all inmates, particularly the centens, are calm. After this painful event the authorities of the inmates themselves put order, so that the families that have some intern there can be quiet.»

Duarante the press conference announced that to date there are 13 thousand 538 inmates inside the penal de Puente Grande. You may also be interested in:



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