THE western Mexican state of Michoacan, witnessed a scene of carnage when at least 43 people were killed in a shoot-out in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang.
The gun battle took place in Tanhuato near the Jalisco state border yesterday (May22).
The violence is thought to be drug related, and officials have said that at least one police officer was killed.
The authorities have been fighting a bloody war with the area’s most powerful drug cartel, Jalisco New Generation, for years.
The majority of those killed at a ranch are believed to have been members of the cartel, said National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido.