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Last updateFri, 19 Oct 2018 7am

Shootout on Ajijic outskirts unleashes massive police response

Dozens of state police patrols swooped into the north shore area around noon on Wednesday, October 3 following a reported shootout between criminals and investigators from the anti-kidnapping unit in the vicinity of the Hotel Perico on the Chapala-Ajijic Libramiento.

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Military forces and police from various municipalities rushed in for backup.  Traffic police blocked through traffic at both ends of the bypass until around 3 p.m.

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Armed, plain clothes officers were posted outside the Walmart parking lot for several hours on the outlook for suspicious vehicles. As a state police helicopter buzzed overhead, three educational institutions located near the point of the confrontation were put on lock-down.

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fficial reports of the incident are pending at this time. Some news outlets reported that one of the detectives was injured in the fray. The capture and killing of one or more criminal suspects have not yet been confirmed.

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