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Old 06-13-2014   #1 (permalink)
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Shooting at 10th Ave. & Ave. CTM

taxi driver shot at the intersection of 10th and CTM last night. yikes. i pass through there all the time. thank god i wasn't at 8:30 last night

http://noticaribe.com.mx/2014/06/13/...a-otro-chofer/
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Old 06-13-2014   #2 (permalink)
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Here is a little more on the story, as well as on the related assassination of another tax driver the night before on the federal highway near Paamul:

EJECUTAN A TAXISTA EN CARRETERA: De un balazo, matan en Paamul a chofer de Playa y sicario huye en otro taxi | Noticaribe

The suggestion is that two gangs are competing for a certain portion of the drug trafficking trade in PDC (supplying the demand created by none other than the tourists) and both factions have, to some extent, inflitrated the taxi syndicate.
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The suggestion is that two gangs are competing for a certain portion of the drug trafficking trade in PDC (supplying the demand created by none other than the tourists) and both factions have, to some extent, inflitrated the taxi syndicate.
Suggestion?
Gangs? I guess you could call cartels, gangs
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taxi driver shot at the intersection of 10th and CTM last night. yikes. i pass through there all the time. thank god i wasn't at 8:30 last night

SE DESATA LA CACERÍA DE TAXISTAS: A menos de 24 horas de la ejecución de ruletero, balean en Playa a otro chofer y muere en el hospital | Noticaribe
I have to say I find it interesting that you joined the forum just to post this, but your information isn't quite right. The shooting was at 10th avenue and Avenida Colosio, not CTM.

Bad guys killing bad guys, it's sad, but I am happy no civilians were hurt.

*EDIT: I was wrong--the info I got last night said Ave. Colosio. It was CTM. Carry on.
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taxi driver shot at the intersection of 10th and CTM last night. yikes. i pass through there all the time. thank god i wasn't at 8:30 last night

SE DESATA LA CACERÍA DE TAXISTAS: A menos de 24 horas de la ejecución de ruletero, balean en Playa a otro chofer y muere en el hospital | Noticaribe
Jesus, the article says the gunman ran on foot toward Ave. 30, where he boarded a taxi and took off. They have the taxi number--now, how can it be hard to find the guy?
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Me again.

I think that newspaper article is wrong. The photo is of the Oxxo on Ave. 10 and Colosio. Might sound like a small distinction, but for me it's a big distinction.



Sin el afán de crear sicosis entre la población pero con el objetivo de mantener informado a los Playenses Semanario Linea Roja da a conocer que alrededor de las 8.40 de la noche de hoy el operador del taxi numero 1850 conducido por Jorje Velasquez de 33 años de edad originario del D.F. fue baleado por un par de sicarios sobre la avenida 10 con Colosio justo enfrente de la tienda OXXO.
Segun testigos el taxista circulaba de norte a sur sobre la avenida 10 y cuando esperaba la luz verde del semaforo los dos pistoleros quienes se encontraban frente a la tienda oxxo le dispararon al menos en 6 ocasiones con un arma de fuego calibre 45 segun se pudo apreciar por los casquillos que quedaron dispersos sobre el pavimento.
El taxista recibio un impacto en la pierna derecha y otro en el abdomen con salida en el torax por lo que fue trasladado de urgencia al hospital del SESA donde se encuentra internado en este momento.
Se recomienda a la poblacion extremar precauciones pues reportes de inteligencia militar aseguran que esto se trata de una guerra entre el Cartel del Golfo y los Zetas quienes controlan las actividades delictivas en esta ciudad, se sabe que al menos unos 100 narco taxistas se encuentran enlistados en ambos bandos criminales.
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Sorry- i am more confused now. CTM is Calle 46, correct? Is Colosio the same or something different? CTM at Ave 30 is the Sinola(sp) Pollo restaurant, correct? Walked back that way several times if I have this right.
With the extension of new places on 5th past 42 this is pretty close
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Sorry- i am more confused now. CTM is Calle 46, correct? Is Colosio the same or something different? CTM at Ave 30 is the Sinola(sp) Pollo restaurant, correct? Walked back that way several times if I have this right.
With the extension of new places on 5th past 42 this is pretty close
No, it's different. Colosio is ave 70...or 72, can't remember exactly. CTM is 46.
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I was just looking at Google maps myself, to try figure that out. Looks like Colosio is c/72.
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No, it's different. Colosio is ave 70...or 72, can't remember exactly. CTM is 46.
Are there many tourists near Calle 72? Seems quite a ways out.
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I don't think it really matters.....

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Are there many tourists near Calle 72? Seems quite a ways out.
how many tourists venture out that far. It is a problem. It does affect everyone.
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Don't be confused by a targeted hit (which this was) and a random act of violence (which this was not). If you don't understand the difference, have someone try to explain it to you.
Random acts of violence occur all over the U.S. everyday, day-in-and-day-out.......especially in Chicago. If you don't believe me, read your local. I am talking about larger cities in particular, not Mayberry.
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Another taxi driver and his girlfriend were also shot on Sunday.

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Don't be confused by a targeted hit (which this was) and a random act of violence (which this was not). If you don't understand the difference, have someone try to explain it to you.
Random acts of violence occur all over the U.S. everyday, day-in-and-day-out.......especially in Chicago. If you don't believe me, read your local. I am talking about larger cities in particular, not Mayberry.
This I so true. I live in the country 15 miles from a town of only 60000. That is where I shop, bank, etc. We had 6 shootings last month, 4 of those fatal. Some gang related, some domestic. People can be mean and evil everywhere.
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Don't be confused by a targeted hit (which this was) and a random act of violence (which this was not). If you don't understand the difference, have someone try to explain it to you.
Random acts of violence occur all over the U.S. everyday, day-in-and-day-out.......especially in Chicago. If you don't believe me, read your local. I am talking about larger cities in particular, not Mayberry.
The issue that seems alarming to me is whether or not these hit men care if the taxi has a fare-paying passenger in the back. Being that it is a hit, it is probably quite planned out and coordinated - and there likely isn't much room for a change in plans if the situation isn't to their liking (like a foreigner in the back seat of their target).
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