A tragedy occurred during an annual race in Baja, California when gun fire erupted as vehicles passed through a rural town. The two-day event known as Cachanillazo, involves off road racing and was targeted with an attack by a Mexican cartel. According to reports, as racers stopped at a gas station in the own of Ensenada, cartel members started to open fire on participants with rifles. The shooting was due to bad blood between the Arellano Felix (CAF) and the Sinaloa cartels.
The shooters were part of CAF who were targeting a Sinaloa member who was among the killed.
According to Fox Digital:
Graphic video shared to social media showed the bloodied bodies of victims strewn on the street next to all-terrain vehicles, called Razers, as soldiers and other law enforcement were at the scene. Other footage captured the barrage of gunfire sounding off by the gas station Saturday.
“Violence has reached levels never seen in BC and Mexico. The roads and towns that for decades saw families and friends pass through in off-road adventure vehicles, today bear witness to executions of crime. What happened today at #Ensenada has to stop,” Gustavo de Hoyos Walther, a local Mexican attorney, tweeted in Spanish to his more than 161,500 followers.
Authorities said the suspects had not been apprehended and did not immediately release the names of victims, KNSD reported.
Reuters reported that municipal and state police, the Marines, the Fire Department, and Mexican Red Cross, among other agencies responded to the scene.
San Diego Border Patrol has reported an increase of shooting incidents since the lifting of Title 42 including an incident with a 4-year-old migrant girl. The number of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border is expected to skyrocket in the coming months.