Hitmen disguised as doctors entered the IMSS in Ciudad Juárez and finished off a patient

REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez
REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez

Two alleged hitmen disguised themselves as nurses to enter the fourth floor of the General Hospital Zone 35 of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), in Juarez City, and finish off a gunshot wounded who was seriously admitted on December 17.

Jorge Nava Lopez, head of the Attorney General of the State of Chihuahua, reported the attack with a firearm inside the hospital and said that they are still analyzing the recordings of the security cameras.

The victim who was killed inside the hospital was identified as Hector Antonio Ramirez, 36 years old, who had been attacked with bullets on December 17 in the colonia Mexican Revolution. The hit men killed him this morning with a shot to the head.

Nava López explained that the hitman who shot did not act alone and was accompanied by another man who also managed to enter the fourth floor of the hospital, and a third person was waiting outside the clinic, according to the first investigations.

REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez
REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez

The Chihuahua Representation Office of the IMSS issued a press release in which it confirmed the events recorded on the morning of December 29 inside the General Hospital of Zone 35, in Ciudad Juárez. “This situation is regretted and the IMSS has done everything necessary to protect the physical integrity of the other patients and workers on the shift, who are safe”.

The IMSS will cooperate with the corresponding authorities in the investigation carried out to clarify the facts and the hospital was guarded by elements of the National Guard, the Municipal Public Security Secretariat and the State Attorney General’s Office.

The outpatient consultation was temporarily suspended, while hospital care continued normally.

Ciudad Juárez is the border strip through which the most drugs enter the United States. In the city, there have been repeated episodes of terror caused by drug trafficking. In 2007, war broke out in that region when the Sinaloa Cartel, then headed by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, started a battle against the Juarez Cartel to take over the area.

Ciudad Juárez prison stopped working


After operating eight years as a federal prison, the Federal Center for Social Readaptation number 9 “Norte”, located in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, ceased to function; According to the agreement published this Sunday in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF).

From very early, this Sunday they began to transfer the approximately 400 inmates to prisons in Nayarit, Jalisco, Querétaro, according to the family members. The National Guard carried out the operation.

The facilities will be disincorporated from the federal penitentiary system and the government dand Chihuahua will use them for the project called Cereso Productivo, authorities said.

The federal divestiture It was decided after it was determined that it did not meet the requirements of a penitentiary to house dangerous prisoners, since the original design was not made under the proper conditions for a Cefereso, according to personnel from that prison.

El Chapo was transferred to said prison in a surprising way on May 7, 2016. After his second recapture on 8 January of that same year, And once he was confined again in the Altiplano prison in Almoloya de Juárez, in the State of Mexico, from where he had escaped six months before, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán already had a structured plan to carry out a third escape through from another tunnel.


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