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Femicide in Mexico: Araceli was murdered by her husband at her workplace; then he killed himself

Araceli was shot inside the Sears department store —where she worked— by her former husband, who also shot one of his wife’s companions and then committed suicide with the same gun, authorities from the Attorney General’s Office confirmed. Mexico state (FGJEM).

On Sunday night, May 1, employees and customers of the shopping center fashion malllocated at the intersection of Gustavo Baz and Sor Juana avenues, in the center of Tlalnepantla, They heard screams and gunshots inside the store.

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Around 9:10 p.m., customers and employees called 911 for help. In the office area, a man shot who, it later emerged, was his spouse.

Araceli’s death is investigated with a gender perspective as femicideindicated sources from the Mexican prosecutor’s office, who are investigating whether the 50-year-old woman lived in a hostile environment and if she had previously reported violence by her partner.

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In this attack, presumably carried out in a fit of jealousy, Araceli’s husband also shot Ariel, another store employee, 39 years old; right away, It was shot with the same pistol, so the three lifeless bodies were left lying inside the store’s offices.

Paramedics from Civil Protection from Tlalnepantla arrived at the place, who already They couldn’t do anything to save the lives of Araceli or Ariel, nor that of her aggressor, so they notified the staff of the Prosecutor’s Office.

Just in this town, yesterday, Mayor Antonio Rodríguez Hurtado announced that the Public Security Police Station will become a Comprehensive Center for Public Security and Civic Justice, in which an area of ​​Family and Gender Violence will operate.

In addition, the number of gender police officers will be increased, to expand immediate attention to emergencies in which women’s lives are in danger.

Source: Elcomercio

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