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Bar attack in Puerto Vallarta leaves one woman dead, five people injured

Armed people attacked a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta leaving one woman dead and five people injured.

The attack took place at the Punto 18 restaurant bar, located in Las Juntas.

Witnesses said a group of people burst into the establishment and opened fire on the restaurant bar. Later they fired towards the tables where other clients were.

The gunmen left the bar and fired against the facade and escaped in several unidentified vehicles.

The clients got up from their tables and started running in different directions to try to protect themselves. Some managed to evade the bullets, others were hit and fell between the tables.

Soon after, police, military, and paramedics arrived, who found several people shot.

The rescuers confirmed the death of a 38-year-old woman, identified as MarĂ­a Elena T, a neighbor of the Las Juntas delegation.

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A few steps away they found a wounded man of 38 years and a woman of 41, named Mario R, and Hilda E, respectively. Both had bullet wounds in their legs.

In a pizzeria, next to the bar, there was a 49-year-old man, identified as Luis Enrique H, with two bullet wounds, one in the left arm and another in the nipple on the same side.

Shortly thereafter, a 28-year-old man came to the San Javier Hospital on his own, with bullet wounds to his back and leg. The man said that a friend he was with at the bar was also injured. She arrived minutes later to the Red Cross, in San Vicente, in Nayarit, with a bullet wound on a buttock.