8 die in La Laguna subject logo: MEX2013
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By Chris Covert

A total of eight individuals were killed or found dead in the La Laguna region of Mexico since Friday, according to Mexican news accounts.

Two unidentified men in their 20s were found shot to death and abandoned in a Volkswagen sedan Monday, according to a news report which appeared on the website of Yancuic.com The victims were found between ejidos Valle Eureka and 18 de Marzo in Gomez Palacio municipality in Durango state, each shot once in the thorax and head.

Elsewhere in Gomez Palacio, one unidentified armed suspect was killed by Durango state police in an exchange of gunfire, according to a news account which appeared on the website of El Siglo de Torreon news daily.

Somehow a patrol of the Policia Estatal encountered suspects who were travelling aboard two vehicles, a Chevrolet Aveo sedan and an SUV on Bulevar Ejercito Mexicano near the Expo Feria de Gomez Palacio fairgrounds.

However, according to a Facebook post by Codigo Rojo Laguna, the SUV has been carjacked by a local drug gang headed by an individual identified only as TONY.

In the gunfight the remaining gang members, some of whom are claimed by Codigo Rojo Laguna to be minors, escaped. Most of the encounter took place in Tierra Blanca colony.

Meanwhile in Torreon in Coahuila, three individuals were found shot to death, according to a news account which appeared on the website of El Diario de Coahuila.

The find was made near the intersection of calles Ninos Heroes and Fourth in Jose Ayup Tedy colony.

The victims were identified as Maria Luisa Flores Reyes, 45, Francisco Huerta, 46, and Antonio Valero Valero Parrilla, 20. A total of fifteen .223 caliber spent shell casings were found at the scene.

Separately, according to a Facebook posting by Codigo Rojo Laguna, armed suspects said to be associated with the Sinaloa Drug Cartel were seen at at least two bars, presumably in Gomez Palacio municipality. The suspects had been intimidating bar patrons with physical threats.

Friday, two more dead were found in Torreon in Coahuila, according to separate reports which appeared on the website of Vanguardia news daily.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com

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