Salamanca nightclub shooting

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On 9 March 2019, a mass shooting occurred in La Playa Men’s Club, a nightclub in Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico. Fifteen people were killed,[1][2][3][4] and five to seven people were reported injured.[1][5] Witnesses described the attackers as a group of armed men who arrived in three vans. [1][2] The Mexican government later alleged that the attackers were part of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel and announced that they had identified several individual attackers. [6]

Salamanca nightclub shooting
LocationSalamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico
Date9 March 2019
Attack type
Mass shooting
Non-fatal injuries
PerpetratorsSanta Rosa de Lima cartel


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  3. ^ "Nightclub shooting 'leaves 14 dead' after gunmen open fire on dancefloor". The Independent. 2019-03-09. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  4. ^ "Mexico night club shooting leaves 15 dead". TRT World. 2019-03-10. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  5. ^ "Commando kills 15 in Salamanca, Guanajuato, bar attack". Mexico News Daily. 2019-03-09. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  6. ^ "FGE: Santa Rosa cartel behind nightclub shooting in Guanajuato". El Universal (in Spanish). 2019-03-12. Retrieved 2019-03-18.