(CNN Spanish) — At least 8 people died and 12 more were injured this Saturday after an armed confrontation between criminal groups that took place in the Mexican state of Sonora, reported in messages from Twitter the State Department of Public Security.
According to the entity, the confrontation began in a community in the state of Baja California and then moved to the Sonoran municipality of San Luis Río Coronado.
“In the place, the state forces and members of the security table secured a significant number of vehicles, weapons, tactical equipment, ammunition and 3 people,” who were made available to the Prosecutor’s Office, the Secretariat indicated.
At that point three people died and 4 more were injured.
The Secretariat said in another message – without giving further details – that “in later events, but apparently related to the first, 5 people died and 8 were injured.”
CNN is trying to get more details about these clashes, the status of the people injured and the legal situation of the detainees.
The Security Secretariat also said that elements of the state and federal Security Forces were deployed in the area to “increase the presence in the municipality and safeguard the security of the population.”