Saturday, October 21 was the day with more executions. In La Paz, 8 were assasinated, while in Los Cabos local authorities reported 4 deaths from firearm detonations just that day.

A weekend march for peace in the beach resort of San Jose del Cabo was followed by 23 killings there and in the state capital of La Paz, Baja California Sur.

On Friday, October 20, 6 people were shot dead in La Paz and one in San José del Cabo. It should be noted that 3 of them, still remain unknown.

On Saturday, October 21, the criminal wave left 12 more people executed in the state of Baja California Sur.

Police found a man shot to death in a vehicle in the resort city of Los Cabos, after responding to a report of gunshots Monday. In La Paz, three men and a woman were killed early Monday when armed men attacked a house. That followed a Saturday shooting in the capital which killed a man and mortally wounded his 4-month-old son.

While there is a heavy police and military presence in the tourist zones of Los Cabos at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, the area’s working class neighborhoods have grown accustomed to hearing gunshots. On Saturday, residents marched to city hall in San Jose del Cabo demanding the government stop the violence or step down. They released white balloons and held candles.

Baja California Sur state is grappling with increased violence as drug cartel factions fight over turf.

Source: ABC News