December 9th – On December 6th, local time, a group of men gathered near the stadium to watch a friendly football match in the city of Uriangato, Guanajuato, Mexico. As a result, the two groups had an argument and opened fire, killing at least four people and injuring six others.
According to the Daily Mail on December 8, four people were shot dead in the stands by police and medical staff. Several injured football players and others ran into a cemetery next to the park and hid behind the tombstone to escape the deadly attack of the gunman.
As of the 8th, the Attorney General’s Office of Guanajuato State did not report any suspects being arrested. Authorities said that the park had been closed under the order of the Guanajuato government to prevent the public from contracting the novel coronavirus virus.
According to the data released by the state government in November, there were 3,821 homicides in the first 10 months of the year, with an average of 347 per month. The total number of homicides exceeded the 3,540 set in 2019. Crime statistics show that in 2020, at least four cities in Guanajuato were among the 15 deadliest cities in the country. Lyon ranked third with 525 homicides, Zelaya ranked fourth with 416, Iraputo ranked twelfth with 274, and Salamanca ranked fourteenth with 268.
Mexico’s two most dangerous cities are close to the U.S. border. Tijuana, located opposite California, ranked first with 1,513 homicides, and Juárez, opposite Texas, ranked second with 1,253.