A group of heavily armed Mexican “hitmen” are seen in newly released footage storming a Mexico hospital and dragging away a patient who was later discovered dismembered, a dramatic display that’s only the most recent example of the brazen cartel-fueled killings plaguing the country.
The incident happened Nov. 21 at the General Hospital of Salvatierra, located about 160 miles northwest of Mexico City.
In video footage obtained by Mexican news agency Aristegui Noticias, more than a half-dozen armed men can be seen entering a wing of the hospital and searching rooms while a member of the crew holds a security guard at gunpoint.
The gunmen — described by the news outlet as “hitmen” — are seen bringing the security guard to several rooms in search of a particular injured person. When the men eventually find their target, they remove him from the hospital on a stretcher.
The unidentified patient who taken away from the hospital was discovered hours later dismembered in a nearby town, El Sol del Bajio reported. The body of the man was discovered on white sheets and a blanket, with a message written on cardboard, according to Aristegui Noticias.
It’s not yet known who the gunmen were or why they targeted the patient. However, armed men stormed two other hospitals last month in Juventino Rosas and Apaseo el Grande, where they kidnapped and killed male patients who had been admitted with gunshot wounds…
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