first published on October 18, 2019 by Will
Intense gun battles raged in the Mexican city of Culiacan in Sinaloa state on Thursday after one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons was arrested by Mexican national guardsmen.
The sicarios succeeded in freeing Ovidio Guzmán López after they surrounded the government force with a significant army of criminal gunmen and pinned them down with heavy gunfire.
Dozens of witness videos uploaded to Twitter show chaos in the streets. Sicarios in improvised armored vehicles, equipped with squad automatic weapons, rifles, and even heavy sniper rifles and heavy anti material machine guns overtly assault through the city in broad daylight.
Sinaloa public safety director Cristóbal Castañeda said there were wounded throughout the city, but couldn’t provide even an estimated figure, according to AP News.