GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Six men were found fatally shot in the western Mexican city of Tonala, the Jalisco state Attorney General’s Office said Thursday.
The victims, whose hands and feet were bound, were discovered in the Agua Escondida neighborhood. Four of the bodies were dumped under a bridge, while police found the other two in a nearby vacant lot.
Authorities are still working to identify the men, described as being in their mid-20s.
Jalisco saw 463 homicides in the first five months of the year, compared with 370 during the same period of 2015, the state AG Office said.
The dominant criminal organization in the state is the Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel, regarded as one of Mexico’s most violent underworld groups