Incident Summary:

06/10/2017: Assailants attacked an unknown number of homes in San Pedro Cacahuatepec, Guerrero, Mexico. Seven people, including two children, were killed and two others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however sources attributed the attack to the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG).

GTD ID:
201706090050

When:
2017-06-10

Country:
Mexico

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Guerrero

City:
San Pedro Cacahuatepec

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Amalia, Carmen, Agustin
Nationality of Target Mexico
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Mexico
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims also included civilian Mariana. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Massacre in Acapulco: 7 people killed, including two babies, 4 months and 1 year old," NVI Noticias, June 11, 2017."
"Seven family members killed in rural Acapulco, Mexico," EFE, June 10, 2017."
"Mexico: Six Dead in Attack by Paramilitary Group in Guerrero," Earth First! Journal, June 13, 2017."