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Violence breaks out in Mexico City’s famous Plaza Garibaldi

Mexico City, Mexico — A Friday night shooting in Mexico City has left three dead and seven injured.

The shooing was reported at Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City. According to the first investigations, three men dressed as mariachi singers fired guns at a group of people and then fled on motorcycles. According to the authorities, it was an attack by members of the Tepito Union against another rival drug distribution group.

The shooting occurred at the beginning of the weekend celebrations for Independence Day. Police said they were looking for three suspects dressed in typical Mariachi musician clothing, who reportedly fled the scene on motorcycles.

The shooting took place in one of the city’s most emblematic squares, famous among tourists for the canteens and restaurants combined with the traditional groups that sing.

Local media reported that the victims were dining at one of the restaurants when they were caught in the gunfire around 10:00 p.m. local time. They added that forensics had found more than 60 bullet casings at the scene.

A woman who sells cigarettes in the area said she walked out of the bathroom of a canteen near Garibaldi just after the shots were heard and saw people running and screaming. The identity of the victims was not immediately clear.

On social media, the capital prosecutor said that they were investigating the cause of the attack, but did not offer any details.