Mexican nightclub massacre: ’14 dead and seven injured’ after armed gang arrive in convoy of trucks then open fire on revellers at Salamanca venue
- Shooting took place last night in ‘La Playa’ club in the municipality of Salamanca
- The gunmen opened fire on customers and staff and disappeared in the chaos
- Area has been cordoned off as police hunt for gang, whose motive is unknown
As many as 14 people are dead and seven injured after an a gang opened fire on a nightclub in Mexico, reports say.
Just after midnight last night a group of armed men reportedly arrived in a convey of trucks and entered the ‘La Playa’ club in the municipality of Salamanca.
Within a short time, they had begun spraying bullets on the revelers and staff, killing 14 people according to local reports.
Emergency services cordoned off the scene where 14 people are thought to have died in a nightclub shooting in Mexico
Around seven others are thought to be injured.
Witnesses reported having to run for their lives amid chaotic scenes, during which the suspected gunmen disappeared.
Mexican soldiers and police officers cordoned off the area and conducted a full search of the club, but have so far been unable to find those responsible.
The injured were taken to different hospitals across the municipality for medical attention.
The motive for the massacre remains unclear.
Salamanca has approximately 143,000 inhabitants and is located northwest of Mexico City, about four hours away.
Rescuers rush to the aid of an injured person in the wake of the shooting at the nightclub in Salamanca in Guanajuato, Mexico
The scene after the shooting: Cars had to be left nearby as emergency crews tackled the unfolding situation
Police on standby: An officer is seen on the street near the bar La Playa Men’s Club where the shooting broke out during the early hours of Saturday morning
Terrified revelers had to run for their lives during the attack, the motive for which remains unclear