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Command Attacks Annex in Celaya; three die

An armed group attacked an annex and center for alcoholics anonymous on Friday night in the Santa María neighborhood, where three men died and a woman was injured, the Ministry of Citizen Security reported.

Two of the victims were left inside the home, located on Abasolo and Silao streets, south of the city, while the third was in a car parked outside the building, along with the woman who was injured.

Around 11:09 p.m., outside the address with the business name of Jóvenes Sangre Renovada los Exterrados, a meeting was being held when several individuals arrived making detonations of firearms against the attendees.

The state police cordoned off the area and the National Guard carried out an operation in search of those responsible, with no arrests being reported.

During 2020 there have been at least six armed attacks in rehabilitation centers, mainly in the municipalities of Irapuato, Celaya and León.

The strongest attack occurred on July 1, when an armed commando broke into the Recuperando Mi Vida annex, in the community of Arandas, Irapuato, and opened fire on 31 people, of whom 27 died and four more managed to survive. Several of the victims were minors.

Last August, the head of the Guanajuato Health Secretariat, Daniel Díaz Martínez, reported to the state Congress that 300 rehabilitation centers against addictions have been detected, but only 14 of them comply with the Official Mexican Standard (NOM), in which specifies what is necessary for the prevention, treatment and control of addictions.