The Chihuahua Prosecutor’s Office reported that three inmates died during a riot that took place this Thursday at the Social Reintegration Center number 3, located in Ciudad Juárez.
The preliminary report establishes that around 1:00 p.m. a fight broke out in one of the prison areas, “which was carried out by people deprived of liberty who are part of rival gangs”, says a bulletin from the Prosecutor’s Office.
Testimonies indicate that detonations of firearms were seen.
The fact provoked the response of elements of Penitentiary Security and Custody, Municipal Public Security, State Police, the State Investigation Agency, the Mexican Army, the National Guard and Civil Protection.
Outside the prison, dozens of family members gathered to find out about the situation of the inmates, but at the moment they have not been allowed to enter the penitentiary facilities.