The alleged gunfire during an off-road vehicle rally in Mexico’s Baja California state, which left 10 people dead and another 10 injured, is being looked into, according to the authorities.
Videos shared on social media showed a rally in an Ensenada neighbourhood being heavily shot at, along with at least three bodies lying on the ground.
The shooting, which happened early on Saturday afternoon, led to a significant mobilisation of army, navy, state, and municipal police units.
Gunmen at the demonstration opened fire on persons and vehicles, according to Baja California officials, from one vehicle. Ricardo Iván Carpio, the state prosecutor, reported that the car had “perforations from gunshots and traces of blood inside.”
Crossfire evidence suggested it was an altercation between members of organised crime gangs, according to the state prosecutor’s office.
There is a lot of cartel activity in Baja California, which is across the border from California.