Gunmen chase and shoot driver on Mexico-Querétaro highway

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The driver of a semi-trailer was injured when he was chased and shot by armed men who followed him from Tepeji del Río and tried to steal the cargo unit from him before crossing the Mexico-Querétaro highway on Monday night.

Police reported that the man was driving a tractor-trailer from the company Framaoca Ingeniería SA de CV, and was heading towards Mexico City, however, at kilometer 46 he was caught by the armed group and began to shoot at the cargo unit, in this action the operator was shot in the left side.

The operator chose to enter a gas station where he asked for help, and the assailants fled. At this point, the injured man received medical help and was transferred to a hospital in Mexico City.

Personnel from the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Mexico (FGJEM) are investigating the case, and they also reported that the body of the unit had several gunshot wounds.

There have been several robberies committed by criminal groups on the Mexico-Querétaro highway, where even concessionaires have promoted protests to demand security on this important road that is a zone of merchandise transfer and logistics operations in the west of the Valley of Mexico.

On June 19, a security guard died and another was injured when confronting a group of armed subjects who stole a tractor-trailer, apparently with a load of artificial intelligence equipment; one of the guards died inside the car he was driving near the Ford company and the second was injured passing the Tepotzotlán toll booth.

With 1,188 robberies of cargo transport registered from January to June of this year, the State of Mexico remains in first place nationally in theft from transport, followed by Puebla – which in the same period of time – has registered 1,163 incidents; although in both cases they register a minimal decrease in the last month, according to information from the Executive Secretariat of National Security.

Meanwhile, highway users continue to call on authorities to eradicate the presence of criminal groups that operate and commit some type of crime every day.

Source: jornada